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The Real Reason the Afghan Army Collapsed in Face of Taliban Advance? It Was Mostly ‘Ghost’ Troops

TheDailyBeast
TheDailyBeast
 2021-11-10
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After spending $83 billion training up and arming Afghan troops to face the Taliban, U.S. military leaders seemed as surprised as anyone at the ease with which the Islamist militant group swept back into power this summer. Now, a...

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happyday
12-02

this article about the 83 billion dollars helps to explain why so many of the public dont always agree with the government's decisions involving US in other countries problems. US soldiers lives were sacrificed, our tax money given to sustain their country thru the fighting, military equipment left for them to continue their fight against the Taliban. now we find out they stole from us. afganistan leaders truly did betrayed us. shame that's just my opinion.

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bob ryan
11-13

So basically the US taxpayers were financing thousands of Afghan military who didn't exist. Yet another way we got reamed, but we need to follow the money to find who got the loot, & why there was no accountability

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