Published On: Sat, Dec 24th, 2016

Merry Christmas: Obama Authorizes $4.26 billion for Afghan Defense and Interior Ministry

nsnbc : U.S. President Barack Obama authorized a total of $4.26 billion for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for the fiscal year 2017. The funding will cover expenses of Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry and Interior Ministry.  

Obama_USA_TPP_TPA_SP_OCAfghanistan’s Defense Ministry will receive a total of $3,332,458,000 which will include $2,173,341,000 for sustainment, $48,262,000 for infrastructure, $821,716,000 for equipment and transportation, and $289,139,000 for training and operations.

The Afghan Interior Ministry, for its part, will receive a total of $930,757,000 which will include $860,441,000 for sustainment, $20,837,000 for infrastructure, $8,153,000 for equipment and transportation, $41,326,000 for training and operations.

The bill Obama signed states: “Funds available to the Department of Defense for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund for fiscal year 2017 shall be subject to the conditions contained in subsections (b) through (g) of section 1513 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110–181; 122 Stat. 428), as amended by section 1531(b) of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111–383; 124 Stat. 4424)”.

The bill also states that “Not later than January 31 and July 31 of each year through January 31, 2021, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report summarizing the details of any obligation or transfer of funds from the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund during the preceding six-calendar month period.”

CH/L – nsnbc 24.12.2016

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