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$600m Shifting won’t Affect Afghan Forces’ Lethality

$600m Shifting won’t Affect Afghan Forces’ Lethality

KABUL - The shifting of about $600 million from an account meant for Afghan security forces would have no adverse effect on their readiness, says the US military.
A spokesman for the US Forces in Afghanistan told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday: “We were able to return $600 million to the government due to cost savings and efficiencies achieved through cooperation with the Afghan government…”
Col. Dave Butler added “This money was later reallocated by the Department of Defense. This cost savings does not adversely affect Afghan security forces’ readiness or lethality.”
On Friday, Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the US border with Mexico.  (Pajhwok)