Oversight of Department of Defense Reconstruction Projects in Afghanistan
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Arlington
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Two of DODs reconstruction objectives in Afghanistan were to 1 train, equip, base, and sustain the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces ANDSF, comprised of the ANA and ANP, and 2 respond to urgent humanitarian relief and small-scale reconstruction projects to support local Afghan communities.4 The majority of all U.S. reconstruction fundingabout 72.4 billion, or more than 64 percent, of the 113.1 billion appropriated as of December 2015has been allocated to DOD to accomplish these missions. DODs reconstruction projects primarily have been funded through the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund ASFF 63.9 billion and the Commanders Emergency Response Program CERP 3.7 billion.5Congress created the ASFF to provide the ANDSF with equipment, supplies, services, training, and salaries, as well as facility and infrastructure repair, renovation, and construction. Through December 31, 2015, DOD had disbursed about 56.2 billion of ASFF funds. The largest portion of funds disbursed from the ASFF, or about 37.6 billion, went to sustain the ANA 18.2 billion went to sustain the ANP and the remaining 387.4 million went to related activities. DOD also reported that through this same time period, it disbursed approximately 5.7 billion from the ASFF to support infrastructure projects for the ANDSF. These projects included, among other things, military headquarters, barracks, schools and other training facilities, police checkpoint structures, airfields, and roads.