In 2011, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, DoD, authorized The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) to provide Afghanistan Security Forces Fund resources directly to the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) in order to sustain the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Since 2015, the DoD OIG has issued seven reports related to CSTC-A management and oversight of U.S. direct funding provided to the MoD and MoI. In those reports DoD OIG determined that CSTC-A officials did not effectively manage and oversee U.S. direct funding provided to the MoD and MoI. “CSTC-A management and oversight of U.S. direct funding is intended to increase ANDSF effectiveness and capabilities so the ANDSF can become more professional and increasingly self-sustaining.”
However, CSTC-A officials did not have assurance that $3.1 billion in U.S. direct funding was used entirely for the intended purposes, and CSTC-A did not develop self-sufficiency within the MoD or MoI, so they continue to rely on future resources, such as fuel and ammunition.Read the full report