19 Jun '16, 1am

US to seek billions more to support Afghan military efforts

A member of the KKA, Afghanistan's national counter-terrorism unit, trains to safely locate, identify and eliminate improvised explosive devices. Lt.j.g. Christopher Hanson/U.S. Navy photo Buy a print Related Taliban overrun district in volatile Uruzgan province More support for Afghan troops part of latest Obama strategy US forces in Afghanistan get Obama OK for offensive operations KABUL, Afghanistan — America's longest war is about to include more cash for Afghanistan's army and police force - without any new conditions to try to make sure it doesn't get gobbled up before making it to the battlefield. At a NATO summit in Warsaw that begins July 8, the United States and its allies will try to raise $15 billion to fund Afghan security forces through 2020. About $10.5 billion of that is expected to come from the United States, a continuation of existing commitments to pay ...

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