Negligence arms ISISMarch 13, 2015
CNN has video of U.S. weapons stolen by ISIS from the Iraqi army a couple weeks ago:
This kind of activity demonstrates the need to safeguard U.S. military equipment in countries where American combat troops withdraw. Giving surplus equipment to allies isn’t a problem, but leaving dysfunctional, foreign military units in charge of that equipment with no residual U.S. force for accountability is a recipe for theft or worse.
Weigh this information carefully as you ponder whether Americans should make a wholesale withdrawal from Afghanistan, or whether we should pursue a more reasoned approach.