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.