US wants to raise $15 billion to fund Afghan security forces through 2020
Last month it was reported that the United States would try to raise $15 billion to fund Afghan security forces through 2020, but without new conditions to ensure the money is not siphoned off before funding the programs it was meant to finance.
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|The Washington Post reported in June that the demand will be made on July 9 at a NATO summit in Warsaw. About $10.5 billion is expected to be provided by the U.S. The funds would pay and clothe Afghan security forces while providing them with fuel, weapons and ammunition to fight the Taliban and now Islamic State insurgents..|
“The Warsaw Summit is a crucial opportunity for NATO to commit to a more robust role in reducing Afghan civilian casualties. Despite NATO’s reduced military presence and redefined support mission, the alliance is well situated to make good on its pledges to help protect civilians...NATO is uniquely placed to improve protection for Afghan civilians due to its high-level engagement with those in a position to stop abuses, including the very officials who are personally responsible for abuses.NATO should deliver on its pledges and produce concrete measures to help protect Afghan civilians from armed conflict.”