Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, December 11th, 2017

Trump Seeks 1.1bn for Afghan Operations

Trump Seeks 1.1bn for Afghan Operations

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump, in his first annual budget, has requested a $1.1 billion for operations in Afghanistan.
In his annual budget draft for fiscal year 2018 worth USD1.1 trillion sent to the Congress Thursday morning, Trump said the request included USD5.1 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget for Department of Defense to accelerate campaign to defeat ISIS and support Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan. 
“This includes USD1.1 billion for Afghanistan.” “This request would enable DOD to pursue a comprehensive strategy to end the threat ISIS poses to the United States,” he said.
Director of the Office of Management of Budget Mick Mulvaney said the request would enable DOD to support a comprehensive, whole-of-Government strategy to stop ISIS from posing a threat to the United States.
He said the request would fund critical efforts to strike ISIS targets, support partners fighting on the ground, disrupt ISIS's external operations, and cut off its flows of financing.
“The request also supports ongoing US efforts through OFS to prevent threats to the US homeland, our allies, and interests abroad from ISIS, al Qaeda, and their affiliated or associated groups.”
He said the investment complemented additional US support for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as requested on November 10, 2016.
The budget proposes USD1.1 billion for ongoing American operations in Afghanistan and support to global counterterrorism activities.
The request also includes planning and design of construction projects in support of Detention Operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Pajhwok)