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Afghan Audit Finds U.S. Military Aid Prone To 'Waste, Fraud, Abuse'


The audit says much of the $370 million spent on spare parts for Afghan military vehicles from 2004 to 2012 "cannot be accounted for."

The audit says much of the $370 million spent on spare parts for Afghan military vehicles from 2004 to 2012 "cannot be accounted for."

A U.S. auditor says an effort to supply spare parts to the Afghan National Army is plagued by waste and potential fraud because of Kabul's poor record-keeping.

The audit by the Special Inspector-General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says much of the $370 million spent by the United States and its allies on spare parts for Afghan military vehicles from 2004 to 2012 "cannot be accounted for."

It says Afghanistan has failed to keep an up-to-date tally on parts in stock, what parts have been ordered, and when parts are scheduled to arrive.

The audit did not find any documentation confirming the delivery of spare parts to the Afghan army from 2010 to 2012.

As a result, it says the aid is vulnerable to waste, fraud, and abuse.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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