SIGAR Audit – Status unknown – $230M worth of spare parts for Afghan military

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 17, 2013

Afghan National Army: Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan Lacks Key Information on Inventory in Stock and Requirements for Vehicle Spare Parts – SIGAR [Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction] Audit 14-3-AR, October 16, 2013.

“A reliable and integrated logistics system is needed to provide spare parts to maintain vehicle and equipment readiness for security operations. However, questions have been raised about CSTC-A’s support of the ANA’s logistics capabilities. For example, the International Security Assistance Force Commander’s Advisory and Assistance Team reported in October 2012 that CSTC-A could not account for about $230 million worth of spare parts and had ordered $138 million of additional parts without sufficient accountability. In October 2012, the International Security Assistance Force Commander’s Advisory and Assistance Team reported that CSTC-A could not account for approximately $230 million worth of spare parts for the Afghanistan National Security Forces and noted that, due to the lack of accountability for these parts, CSTC-A ordered additional spare parts worth more than $138 million. The team referred this matter to SIGAR and asked that SIGAR examine the matter further.”

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