The Pentagon has spent $ 94 million in improper military camouflage
The U.S. Department of defense spent $ 94 million on the form to the Afghan military with camouflage, which is not suitable for the landscape of this country. On Wednesday, June 21, writes Newsweek.
As noted, the Pentagon has allocated money for the camo, which is designed for forest landscape. While forests cover only two percent of Afghanistan, says Newsweek.
“The decision of the Pentagon on procurement for the Armed forces of Afghanistan forms with a similar camouflage pattern was not based on the assessment of its suitability for the environmental conditions of Afghanistan”, — quotes the magazine an excerpt from the statement of the Commission Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which was established to control funds allocated for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Newsweek also indicates that Afghan officials made a choice in favor of such colors based on personal preferences.
Since 2001, the United States of America spend in Afghanistan military operation to assist the authorities in the fight against terrorist groups “Taliban” and “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).
Declared non-combat NATO mission “Resolute support” is in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2015. According to the agreement between the command of the Alliance and Kabul, in Afghanistan there are about 12 thousand soldiers, they train and advise law enforcement agencies of the Islamic Republic. Mission extended to 2017.