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Let's Cut Some Spending: $83 billion spent on military equipment - and left behind in Afghanistan


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Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.


In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.


Here's a doozy that will undoubtedly go down as one of the dumbest federal spending wastes in American history.

Today’s offering: Never forget the $83 billion in military equipment and training the U.S. left behind in Afghanistan!


Fox News' Emily Compagno reminded viewers of this awful example of waste on a recent episode of Gutfeld!

Forbes reported after the 2021 U.S. exit in Afghanistan:

The U.S. provided an estimated $83 billion worth of training and equipment to Afghan security forces since 2001. This year, alone, the U.S. military aid to Afghan forces was $3 billion.
Putting price tags on American military equipment still in Afghanistan isn’t an easy task. In the fog of war – or withdrawal – Afghanistan has always been a black box with little sunshine…
“We don't have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone, but certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday, The Hill reported. “And obviously, we don't have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport.”

The U.S. for twenty years: 'Here is $83 billion in military equipment and training.'


The Biden administration: 'Let's jet. We'll just leave all these weapons and equipment here.'


The Taliban: 'THANKS!'


Unbelievable.

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