IG’s Report Finds Poor Tracking of Afghan Fuel Purchases

September 10, 2012

The coalition command in Afghanistan is not properly accounting for millions of dollars worth of fuel it buys to keep the Afghan military functioning, according to a new audit.

The coalition “does not have accurate or supportable information on how much U.S. funds are needed for [Afghan National Army] fuel, where and how the fuel is actually used, or how much fuel has been lost or stolen,” according to the report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

Currently the coalition’s Combined Security Transition Command purchases fuel for the Afghan military, primarily with U.S. money. Next year, the coalition plans to transfer most of the money to the Afghan government for fuel purchases, raising further concerns about accountability, the report said.

The United States and its allies have pledged to continue funding Afghanistan’s military after 2014, when most foreign combat forces will have left the country.

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