The Pentagon has spent almost half a billion dollars for the training of Afghan intelligence officers under a special program. However, no tangible results have been achieved, according to a report of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
The SIGAR report noted that the Pentagon has spent $457.7 million, signing two contracts between 2010 and 2013 with two Afghan companies, Legacy Afghanistan R&D and Afghanistan Source Operations Management (ASOM).
A total of about 70 members of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) participated in the training exercise. However, as the commission stated, the exercises did not lead to noticeable results, and “significant parts” of ANDSF did not fulfill the minimum requirements for the completion of these exercises.