US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US $ 1 billion cutback in US aid to Afghanistan will affect funding for Afghan security forces, Reuters reports April 5.
According to a source from an agency in the US Congress, the United States plans to reduce the Pentagon’s fund, from which money was allocated, including to finance Afghan security forces.
According to the source, the lion’s share of the financing of Afghan security forces falls on the Pentagon. However, the issue has not yet been resolved.
As reported earlier , US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on March 24 that Washington plans to cut Kabul’s aid by a billion dollars due to unsuccessful negotiations to create an “inclusive government” in Afghanistan.
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