Afghan troops and police to get no-frills barracks
The NATO command in charge of training Afghan security forces has decided less is more when it comes to accommodations for Afghan troops and police, according to the Washington Post.
As part of a cost savings effort, barracks for Afghan security forces will no longer have air conditioning, porcelain sinks and other frills that the Afghan government likely won't be able to maintain once U.S. combat troops leave the country, the Washington Post reported.
“If they can’t afford it and sustain it in 2014” — the year Afghan security forces are scheduled to be in charge of their own destiny — “we don’t build it,” Army Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, in charge of training Afghan troops and police, told the newspaper.
Read 'In helping Afghanistan build up its security forces, U.S. is trimming the frills' by the Washington Post.