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July 31, 2014

U.S. Equipment in Afghanistan Going to Pakistan?

The Washington Post reports that “the U.S. military may have another option for disposing of $7 billion worth of armored vehicles and other equipment it’s struggling to get rid of now that its war in Afghanistan is ending.”

“Some of it could be driven across the border and handed over to Pakistan, part of an effort by the Pentagon to unload excess military supplies to U.S. allies at no cost.”

“The discussions between American and Pakistani officials have been going on for months and center on leftover military hardware that the United States does not want to pay to ship or fly home.”

“Although no final decisions have been made, Pakistan is particularly interested in the U.S. Army’s mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, which Pentagon officials say will have limited strategic value as U.S. forces withdraw from Afghanistan this year.”

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  • majorsbm

    What is the Indian government doing to stop the transfer of war machines to a failed state like Pakistan? Any weapon systems that the Pakis acquire, purchase or get by way of giveaways / payment in kind by the US forces/government only adds to the military tensions between India and Pakistan. Our dumbest PM and so called Foreign Minister will only continue to twiddle their thumbs and maintain a US ar** licking attitude despite the dangers such actions will create for Hindustan. They have nothing to loose and will be in any case be relegated to being non entities amongst other criminal congis who have looted and been responsible for the deterioration in the state of affairs of Hndustan. The US pays lip service to establishing, developing and enhancing a strategic relationship with Hindustan but as usual continue to arm Pakistan knowing fully well after effects of the same.

  • Guest

    majorsb Pakistan is not fail state .. its indian democrarcy which failed in providin self determination … self respect of woman which are getting rapped everyday.. why not indians realise Pakistan is a reality ?? s nuclear power .. why indian blame we support terrorist .. and what about terrorist which are getting elected in your parliment ?? killer of innocent muslims … why not indian accept that they can never undue the will and resolve of Pakistani people no matter how much terrorism they sponsor.. bombing .. we all know truth .. we have brain … sooner or later guns gona turn towards India!!! tab tk k liye baghal mei chorii mu pe ram ram …………………

  • khansb

    Stop crying major sbm Pakistan is not fail state .. its indian democrarcy which failed in providing self determination to kashmiri people who ask for freedom from last 65 years… fail in providing self respect of woman which are getting rapped everyday in india.. why not indians realise Pakistan is a reality ?? its a nuclear power with technology n efficiency !!.. why indian blame? we support terrorists?? .. and what about terrorist which are getting elected in your parliment ?? killer of innocent muslims …!! why not indian accept that they can never undue the will and resolve of Pakistani people …no matter how much terrorism they sponsor.. or do bombing on innoocents.. we all know truth .. we have brain … we are not deaf n dumb ..
    sooner or later guns gona turn towards India!!! tab tk k liye you can carry on baghal mei chorii mu pe ram ram …………………@majorsbm:disqus

  • Alfin Laya

    let’s bring those afghan equipment to the philippines for safekeeping / forward basing!

  • Duhnmharu

    PAkistan can not be trusted with teh equipment. Pakistan knew Bin laden was in their midst and aided him . Pakistan is simply a muslim state with nothing but lies for teh US.

  • PHtaxpayer

    A lot of all-wheel drive cargo trucks from the Gulf War’found their way to Mindanao and are named “Saddam trucks”. I wonder how that happened?

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The Republicans & Democrats, have both Failed, the More Than 2.6 Million Unemployed Families, still Without an Extension Of Unemployment Benefits, since Late Last December. For the past Five And A Half Months, these families have had to face Evictions, Home foreclosures, Bankruptcy, and Homelessness, while these two political parties played “Party Politics” in the senate, Delaying and Postponing the vote. The Republicans in particular, have held the Extension Bill “Hostage” in the senate, never truly planning on passing the bill. When Billions of Tax Payer Dollars have been Approved for the Ukraine, and More spent on Military aid for Europe, the poor & Unemployed in this country are left alone to struggle and suffer economically. We have Representatives that are No Longer Representing the interests of the average American, but are answering to Corporate America and Special Interest Groups instead. These career politicians need be voted out of office in the coming election..

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