$7.3M US-Built Afghan Police Camp Sits Nearly Empty
Inspectors find Kunduz compound locked, unused
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2013 12:03 AM CST
Inspectors found just 12 people at the Kunduz site.   (Special Inspector General for Aghanistan Reconstruction)

(Newser) – A $7.3 million, 12-building compound built by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Afghan Border Police resembled a ghost town just two months after it was handed over to Afghan authorities, Reuters reports. Inspectors found just 12 personnel at the Kunduz province base camp, which had been built for 175 officers. Most of the buildings appeared unused and equipment like wood-burning stoves had already been dismantled.

The investigators had to peer through windows of most of the buildings because the personnel on site only had keys to three of them, ABC reports. The inspectors recommended that the US Army take another look at plans for building other border police facilities to ensure they are appropriately sized. Their report noted that sustaining the Kunduz facility would require people with the skills to maintain electrical generators, fueling stations, and water treatment systems, but there are no plans in place to train anybody.

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Jan 30, 2013 2:23 PM CST
And how long did we take the mortgage out on it for? Perpetuity?
Jan 30, 2013 11:57 AM CST
This is bullshit. Let Karzi take the money the U.S. has given him to build what he needs! The Army Corp can take that 7,3 million and build levies in the Gulf region of the U.S. Our Congress has proved time and time again to the people that they need to be on the streets unemployed instead of sinking us in debt by this crap! Heck this could have been the first payout of the federal lottery to help the government to form anew means of financial support! WTF
Jan 30, 2013 11:36 AM CST
We'll, since they are not using it. I say we split the time by 200 million US tax payers & we can all go on vacation their & spread our evil western ways (time share).... like um, TV.... sinister luagh....