Afghans Called Ill-Prepared to Maintain Bases When U.S. Departs

Afghans Called Ill-Prepared to Maintain Bases When U.S. Departs

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Afghan security personel check passengers and cars at a checkpoint in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on October 20, 2012. The U.S. has spent $52.15 billion since fiscal 2002 to equip and train Afghan forces, including $11.7 billion for construction of facilities from military bases and hospitals to police stations, the report said.