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Post  fshnski Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:56 am

Just like GM, the U.S. government has decided to give millions to another part of the auto industry — only this time it’s in Afghanistan.

In fact, a U.S.-led international group spent $230 million on spare vehicle parts for the Afghan National Army and other security agencies — then lost them.

Not knowing where the parts were, the group ordered up an additional $138 million in parts a watchdog said likely aren’t needed and some of which are now sitting in warehouses with boxes stacked to the ceiling.

“The Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) is placing orders for vehicle spare parts without accurate information on what parts are needed or are already in stock,” says a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the top U.S. watchdog there.

Without a full inventory of what parts are already available, the agency can’t justify why it’s purchasing new equipment, the special inspector general said, adding that little record has been kept of what parts are most in-demand or needed in specific parts of the country.

CSTC-A is a U.S.-led international coalition whose job is to help train Afghan security forces. It’s currently commanded by U.S. ArmyLt. Gen. Kenneth Tovo. Officials said they would stop purchasing all nonessential vehicle parts until a comprehensive inventory can be completed.

On paper, the office has been gradually reducing the number of parts it says it needs, from 3,843 in 2011 down to 576 this year. But investigators said the office still spent $130 million purchasing thousands of parts that likely won’t be needed.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/16/us-afghan-program-wasting-millions-spare-parts-rep/#ixzz2hzHUuww1
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Post  News Hawk Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:40 pm

Much of what we sent to Korea got stolen—right off the bases, and sometimes off the tarmac.

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