GOUSA spent billions on buildings, infrastructure in Afghanistan…now it’s called “ZOMBIELAND”

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The United States spent more than $2 billion since 2008 on buildings and vehicles in Afghanistan that are now either in disrepair, not being used as intended or completely unusable, according to a recent review by a government oversight group

“Of the nearly $7.8 billion in capital assets reviewed in its prior reports, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction…SIGAR identified about $2.4 billion in assets that were unused or abandoned, had not been used for their intended purposes, had deteriorated, or were destroyed,” the report said…

I doubt there is any branch of the United States government that can waste more money than our military. There probably is a secret department in the Pentagon set aside just for the creation of excuses for mismanagement and cost overruns.

5 thoughts on “GOUSA spent billions on buildings, infrastructure in Afghanistan…now it’s called “ZOMBIELAND”

  1. Mark says:

    All in the service of the GOUSA’s corporate sponsors. I’m sure they see it as an important investment. I’d have though the sums involved to be a lot more.

  2. Graveyard of Empires says:

    “China Has a BIG Plan for Post-U.S. Afghanistan—and It’s Worth Billions” https://www.thedailybeast.com/china-has-a-big-plan-for-post-us-afghanistan-and-its-worth-billions
    “U.S. Bagram legacy nothing but “piles of scrap” https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1227729.shtml
    “US Trashes Leftover Gear, Angering Afghan Scrap Dealers : Even the most innocuous items were cut to bits before being sold” https://www.newser.com/story/305982/next-phase-of-afghan-withdrawal-all-that-scrap.html
    “The many US blunders that contributed to looming disaster in Afghanistan” (opinion by Peter Bergen) https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/04/opinions/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-looming-disaster-bergen/index.html

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