LA Times: Pentagon to drastically cut spending on Afghan forces
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.