Washington Post said:
The United States spent more than $3 million on eight patrol boats for the Afghan police, according to an internal audit released Thursday.
That sentence is surprising for a few reasons:
1. Afghanistan is landlocked.
2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010.
3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000.
According to the report from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the boats were meant to be used to patrol the Amu Darya River running between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. They were bought to move government supplies and “to deter smuggling and illegal entry into Afghanistan,” according to Gen. Harold Greene.
And I always thought that the minimum requirement for a higher ranking military was the ability to read a map.....