There has been growing concern among all sectors of the American political scene regarding the effectiveness of Afghan fighting forces in Afghanistan. Stories of corruption and ineffectiveness crop up virtually every day and given that America has been supplying and working with Afghan leaders for over seven years it has become increasingly obvious that something has gone wrong. The Pentagon is sending a team from the Inspector General’s office to check out exactly what has been done with the enormous funds spent on training Afghan security forces. The Defense Department recently noted that of the 242,000 weapons provided Afghan troops, they can only account for about two-thirds and it is unclear what happened to the other weapons.
The reality is that thousands of weapons now being used against American and Coalition forces are probably from weapons given to Afghan troops. It is time to clean house, and the first step is getting a new leader for Afghanistan.