Pentagon has spent $66 billion on Afghan Army and still not winning from Afghan Taliban

Pentagon has spent $66 billion on Afghan Army and still not winning from Afghan Taliban
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Afghanistan’s armed forces are funded primarily through the Pentagon’s Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF), which in the fiscal year 2017 amounted to $4.26 billion. 

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget request would see the funding increased to $4.937 billion.

Overall, the Pentagon had spent $66 billion to train, equip, build infrastructure for, and sustain Afghan forces.

During a hearing about the Pentagon budget earlier in June, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, "We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.” 

He also said the US has yet to come up with a strategy in Afghanistan . Senators threatened to cut funding without a clear plan.

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