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LA Times: Pentagon to drastically cut spending on Afghan forces

September 13, 2011

Under pressure from the White House for steep reductions, the Pentagon agrees to a no-frills approach for Afghanistan’s army and police. Expenditures will be cut by more than half by 2014. David S Cloud reports from Washington for the Los Angeles Times.

The Pentagon is planning to slash US assistance to Afghanistan’s army and police by more than half over the next three years, settling for a no-frills Afghan security force to battle the Taliban-led insurgency after American forces pull out.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 13, 2011 18:25

    Economic situation are pressing the White House and are producing cuts an armaments.
    But the Afghan situation is worsening and is requiring an inverse decision.
    The moment is hard.
    Cuts may have the result of a terroristic activity rose, if this activity may not be adeguately contrasted.
    We pray the USA government may consider this necessity on the actual contest.
    Claudio Alpaca

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