Afghan Police Vehicle Maintenance Contract: Actions Needed to Prevent Millions of Dollars from Being Wasted
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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A key objective of coalition efforts in Afghanistan has been to build the Afghan government s capacity to provide for its own security by training and equipping the Afghan National Security Forces ANSF, which consist of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police ANP. Between fiscal years 2002 to 2012, Congress appropriated 52.15 billion for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund to equip, train, base, and sustain the ANSF. The Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan CSTC-A in Kabul, Afghanistan, is the U.S. entity responsible for planning, programming, and implementing training and equipping efforts for the ANSF. Through November 2012, the United States provided over 30,000 vehicles to the ANP and plans to distribute thousands more. According to the Department of Defense DOD, because initial U.S. assistance focused primarily on building the ANP, the development of Afghan logistics did not start until mid-2011, and the ANP is not expected to be self-sufficient in its logistics capability until late 2014.
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