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Government Motors: Afghanistan edition

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 10/17/2013 @ 5:46 pm In Money,U.S.,World | No Comments

(Washington Times) Just like GM, the U.S. government has decided to give millions to another part of the auto industry — only this time it’s in Afghanistan.

In fact, a U.S.-led international group spent $230 million on spare vehicle parts for the Afghan National Army and other security agencies — then lost them.

Not knowing where the parts were, the group ordered up an additional $138 million in parts a watchdog said likely aren’t needed and some of which are now sitting in warehouses with boxes stacked to the ceiling.

“The Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) is placing orders for vehicle spare parts without accurate information on what parts are needed or are already in stock,” says a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the top U.S. watchdog there.


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