Gun Dealers in Afghanistan Now Selling U.S. Military Weapons, Thanks to Biden
American weaponry being sold in Afghanistan
Gun dealers in Afghanistan are selling United States military weapons, including pistols and rifles, according to a report from the New York Times.
Amongst items being sold are other equipment like "binoculars and night-vision goggles," the report said.
The weapons were "originally provided to the Afghan security forces under a U.S. training and assistance program that cost American taxpayers more than $83 billion through two decades of war."
U.S. weapons and equipment have been highly sought after but were later sold to "Afghan entrepreneurs because Taliban demand has eased with the end of combat."
Defense Department spokesman Maj. Rob Lodewick said on Monday:
"Since 2005, the U.S. military has provided the Afghan national defense and security forces with many thousands of small arms."
He added that large numbers of these weapons "are probably now in Taliban hands."
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Earlier this year, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Taliban had its hands on an unknown amount of U.S.-supplied Afghan government weaponry.
When asked about the billions of dollars worth of American equipment that remains in Afghanistan, Kirby said:
"I don't have an exact inventory of equipment that the Afghans had at their disposal, which now might be at risk."
"More than $28 billion was spent equipping the Afghans between 2002 to 2017," the Heritage Foundation wrote.
According to watchdog group Open the Books, Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan gifted the Taliban with 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons, and 208 airplanes/helicopters.
CEO & founder of Open the Books, Adam Andrzejewski, said:
"We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade."
"They now control 75,000 military vehicles."