“The United States will request from our Congress assistance for Afghanistan at or near the levels of the past decade through the year 2017.”

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking of the continuing U.S. commitment to Afghanistan, Sunday in Tokyo. This chart suggests the U.S. will be paying $3 billion a year for the next five years — some $15 billion. Shorthand: the troops may be coming home, but the money will continue to flow.

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GPSI
GPSI

You posted the wrong chart or you're misleading us?

Don_Bacon
Don_Bacon

comment not accepted -- I'm outa here

Why should I spend time on comments not accepted?

Don_Bacon
Don_Bacon

Currently it's said Afghanistan is at $88B annually, the chart shows $113B -- big numbers. Ninety-seven percent of the Afghan GDP comes from military and aid spending. Most of it will (must) disappear. General Keane is at it again, advising congress not to cut the ANSF, continue to fund the army and police at $6B not $4B.

The totally corrupt U.S. puppet Karzai must leave -- he has appointed all the province chiefs and police chiefs, and has involved his family in the major financial investments and corruption. He'll try to slip his brother Abdul Qayum into position, but there are others to consider.

Meanwhile Pakistan, India, China, Iran and Russia are jockeying for position as the U.S. leaves all this turmoil, leaving a vacuum, another defeat of yet another western power which tried to hustle the east.

Don_Bacon
Don_Bacon

Currently it's said Afghanistan is at $88B annually, the chart shows $113B -- big numbers. Ninety-seven percent of the Afghan GDP comes from military and aid spending. Most of it will (must) disappear. General Keane is at it again, advising congress not to cut the ANSF, continue to fund the army and police at $6B not $4B.

So plans must and will be altered, but in any case it will be a giant financial hit to Afghanistan, on top of the US military departure (mostly) and the political turmoil attendant to Karzai's departure in 2014 mandated by the constitution. The totally corrupt U.S. puppet Karzai has appointed all the province chiefs and police chiefs, and has involved his family in the major financial investments and corruption. He'll try to slip his brother Abdul Qayum into position, but there are others to consider.

Meanwhile Pakistan, India, China, Iran and Russia are jockeying for position as the U.S. leaves all this turmoil, leaving a vacuum, another defeat of yet another western power which tried to hustle the east.


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