Pentagon Asked To Explain Reports Of Afghan ‘Ghost Soldiers’ On Payrolls

A U.S. government watchdog is asking the Pentagon to explain reports about tens of thousands of nonexistent troops on the payrolls of Afghanistan’s security forces.

The Afghan payrolls are heavily funded by international donors.

The U.S. government has allocated more than $68 billion since 2002 to help build and support Afghanistan’s national army and police force.

  • stubb

    I remember reading about exactly that same problem occurring in Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Army. Apparently it’s a common phenomenon in the armies of corrupt third-world countries.

    • All that money flowing in with little oversight is a disaster waiting to happen.

      • Islam is a death cult. Paying any of the death cult members money is a fool’s game.

  • QiPo

    Jizya is another word for Bribery. A lexicon far too familiar in today’s US Government.

  • full disclosure

    A dhimmi tax in disguise on behalf of American taqiyya practitioners.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This maintains the U.S. government’s sterling record over the last 50 years of propping up unworthy allies.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s called baksheesh

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The money would be far better spent if they used it to teach gorillas how talk…