Thousands of US Guns Could Fall into Taliban Hands, Warns Report

July 29, 2014 8:09 AM

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Thousands of US Guns Could Fall into Taliban Hands, Warns Report

The nearly 500,000 guns that the U.S. has given to the Afghan military and police could fall into the hands of insurgents because the Afghan government can’t keep track of them, according to a report released Monday.

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that the Defense Department has shipped more than 747,000 weapons worth $626 million to the Afghan military, including 465,000 small arms, among them AK47s and M16s. According to SIGAR, inventory inspections at supply depots showed mi...

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