Accountability for U.S. Equipment Provided to Pakistani Security Forces in the Western Frontier Needs to Be Improved
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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This report focuses on U.S. activities to ensure accountability of sensitive equipment provided to Pakistani security forces operating along the western border. We have previously reported on Afghan and Iraqi weapon accountability coverage, as well as the importance of accountability and oversight of U.S. efforts in Pakistan, including Coalition Support Fund reimbursements to Pakistan and the planning and documentation of U.S. development assistance in Pakistans Federally Administered Tribal Areas.4 We conducted this review under the authority of the Comptroller General to undertake work under his own initiative because of significant and broad congressional interest. The objectives of this review were to determine the extent to which the Department of Defense DOD has 1 ensured accountability for the receipt, storage, and transfer to Pakistan of U.S.-provided equipment at its Islamabad warehouse 2 responded to reported weaknesses in accountability for night-vision devices in Pakistans custody and 3 addressed new accountability requirements established in section 1225 of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA for defense articles provided to Pakistan.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies