Uncle Sam’s has been trying to keep you abreast of what is happening with Afghan nationals who have disappeared during military training in the United States. About two days ago, the Pentagon released that over the last couple of years, a total of at least 44 Afghan troops have disappeared.
We previously reported on the most recent Afghans who went AWOL (see below).
“Although the number of disappearances is relatively small — some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in the United States since 2007 — the incidents raise questions about security and screening procedures for the programs.
They are also potentially embarrassing for U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which has spent billions of dollars training Afghan troops as Washington seeks to extricate itself from the costly, 15-year-old war…
…While other foreign troops on U.S. military training visits have sometimes run away, a U.S. defense official said that the frequency of Afghan troops going missing was concerning and “out of the ordinary.”
One of the two Afghan airmen who disappeared in January 2016 was caught in Virginia. In 2010, when 17 of them went AWOL from a Texas air base, an “unspecified number” of them were caught. In one 2015 case, an Afghani military officer who went AWOL was given asylum in the United States.
There are some still loose in the country, in case you were wondering.
So let’s talk about the “vetting process.” As we have told you all previously, the “vetting” of Muslims from other nations is problematical at best. They do not have the same kind of data bases that the United States employs.
One issue is that sometimes the Afghan military is infiltrated by Taliban operatives. Having even one of those loose in America is a bad idea. The government has spent $60 Billion training Afghans since 2002.
It only takes one jihadi to cause death and injury to Americans.