What the US left in Afghanistan

The final account of USA military equipment and cash left behind in Afghanistan per GAO Report

Thanks to the US Government Accountability Office, we now have a clear picture of just how much U.S. military equipment has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, with the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan. Let’s have a look…

Aircraft: The Taliban now ranks #26 in the world in total military aircraft, thanks to us leaving behind

208 planes and helicopters:

110 helicopters

60 transport/cargo planes

20 light attack planes

18 intelligence/surveillance planes

Vehicles: You’ve probably seen the footage of the Taliban riding around in our Humvees.

We left a total of 75,898 vehicles:

42,604 tactical vehicles

22,174 Humvees

8,998 medium tactical vehicles

1,005 recovery vehicles

928 mine-resistant vehicles

189 armoured tanks

Weapons: Get ready for this…

599,690 of our weapons are now in the hands of the Taliban:

358,530 rifles

126,295 pistols

64,363 machine guns

25,327 grenade launchers

12,692 shotguns

9,877 RPGs

2,606 howitzers

And you can throw in a couple thousand night-vision goggles, surveillance drones, and communication devices on that list as well.

Price tag: In total, it adds up to nearly $84 billion dollars in tax-payer-funded U.S. military equipment.


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