US Paid $150 Million of YOUR tax money To Build These Afghan Luxury Villas
U.S. taxpayers spent $150 million on Afghanistan luxury villas so Department of Defense (DOD) employees could enjoy indoor pools, video games and manicured grounds, new photos of the reconstruction boondoggle reveal.
The military blog War is Boring obtained photos from an unnamed former DOD Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) employee, showing for the first time the lavish living conditions of government employees sent to Afghanistan to revitalize that country’s war-ravaged economy. The source described the villas as little more than party houses for young, U.S.-funded business executives.
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko demanded in a November 2015 letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to know why TFBSO staff spent $150 million — nearly 20 percent of the group’s $800 million budget — on the villas when TFBSO staff could have stayed at a nearby military base for a fraction of the cost. – READ MORE