The Resource Afghanistan security : corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, statement of Charles M. Johnson, Jr

Afghanistan security : corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, statement of Charles M. Johnson, Jr

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Afghanistan security : corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
Title
Afghanistan security
Title remainder
corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
statement of Charles M. Johnson, Jr
Title variation
  • Corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces
  • Afghanistan weapons accountability
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This testimony discusses the GAO report on accountability for small arms and light weapons that the United States has obtained and provided or intends to provide to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)--the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. Given the unstable security conditions in Afghanistan, the risk of loss and theft of these weapons is significant, which makes this hearing particularly timely. This testimony today focuses on (1) the types and quantities of weapons the Department of Defense (Defense) has obtained for ANSF, (2) whether Defense can account for the weapons it obtained for ANSF, and (3) the extent to which ANSF can properly safeguard and account for its weapons and other sensitive equipment. During fiscal years 2002 through 2008, the United States spent approximately $16.5 billion to train and equip the Afghan army and police forces in order to transfer responsibility for the security of Afghanistan from the international community to the Afghan government. As part of this effort, Defense--through the U.S. Army and Navy--purchased over 242,000 small arms and light weapons, at a cost of about $120 million. These weapons include rifles, pistols, shotguns, machine guns, mortars, and launchers for grenades, rockets, and missiles. In addition, CSTC-A has reported that 21 other countries provided about 135,000 weapons for ANSF between June 2002 and June 2008, which they have valued at about $103 million. This brings the total number of weapons Defense reported obtaining for ANSF to over 375,000. The Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) in Kabul, which is a joint service, coalition organization under the command and control of Defense's U.S. Central Command is primarily responsible for training and equipping ANSF.3 As part of that responsibility, CSTC-A receives and stores weapons provided by the United States and other international donors and distributes them to ANSF units. In addition, CSTC-A is responsible for monitoring the use of U.S.-procured weapons and other sensitive equipment
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Cataloging source
ESR
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Johnson, Charles M
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-09-366T
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan National Security Forces
  • United States
  • Military assistance, American
  • Internal security
  • Police
  • Arms control
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
Afghanistan security : corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, statement of Charles M. Johnson, Jr
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS110305
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 2, 2009)
  • "For release ... February 12, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17605010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from the GAO web site. Address as of 3/2/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09366t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Afghanistan security : corrective actions are needed to address serious accountability concerns about weapons provided to Afghan National Security Forces : testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, statement of Charles M. Johnson, Jr
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS110305
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 2, 2009)
  • "For release ... February 12, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17605010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: Internet from the GAO web site. Address as of 3/2/2009: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09366t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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