Millions In U.S. Funds Reached Taliban, Report Says

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Confirming what many in the government had suspected and feared, an unreleased military report obtained by the Washington Post showed how U.S. taxpayer money indirectly reached the Taliban through a $2.16 billion trucking contract in Afghanistan.

The report tracks money spent on the Host Nation Trucking contract, an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide ground transportation in Afghanistan for over 70 percent of U.S. Department of Defense supplies, including food, fuel, equipment and ammunition, the Post said.

The contract was intended to boost the local economy...
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