TAWDE KHABARE: SIGAR Report On Afghan Forces Discussed
Afghan military forces face heavy turnover rates and a lack of quality equipment, shortcomings that are keeping the country from being self-sustaining even after 18 years of war and $83 billion in US security support, the US special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, said on Monday.
The SIGAR office completed six “lessons learned” reports to evaluate what worked and what failed in the rebuilding effort. The most recent report on the Afghan security forces was released in June.
Sopko said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Monday that the basic problem was often just trying to figure out who was in charge.
In this program, host Noor Wali Shinwari discusses the topic with following panelists.
Gharzai Khwakhogai, a political affairs analyst
Dawlat Waziri, a military affairs analyst
Sayed Ikram Afzali, head of Integrity Watch Afghanistan