Failed US Foreign Fighter Training Could Out-Scandalize the PANAMA PAPERS

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US-led coalition instructors monitor as they train Iraqi soldiers from the army's 72nd infantry brigade while participating in a joint live ammunition exercise at Besmaya military base in south of Baghdad, Iraq, January 27, 2016.

Failed US Foreign Fighter Training Could Out-Scandalize the Panama Papers

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11:17 03.05.2016(updated 11:18 03.05.2016) Get short URL

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Over recent years Washington has started a large number of training programs for the opposition forces in Syria, Afghanistan and other hot spots, spending considerable amounts of taxpayers’ money without ever achieving their stated objectives. The investigation into these failures could produce a larger bang than the so-called Panama Papers.

“The US has invested more than a decade and nearly $70 billion in taxpayer funds to develop the Afghan security forces, officially known as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF),” says an article on the website of the US-based Breitbart News Network.However, it notes, an ever increasing number of ANSF operatives trained by US instructors is defecting to the Taliban to share their newly…

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