Defense Spending

US Military Abandons Contract to Refurbish Aircraft for Afghan Air Force After Spending Nearly Half a Billion Dollars

Inspector General now investigating


The U.S. military spent nearly a half-billion dollars on providing refurbished aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, only to abandon the contract and leave the planes collecting dust on airfields in Kabul and Germany. 

With the planes potentially heading for the trash heap of the Afghanistan war, the chief military watchdog overseeing Afghanistan spending is launching a review into the terminated program.