Thanks to the 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, thanks to this Administration’s 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:
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
8,998 medium tactical vehicles
1,005 recovery vehicles
928 mine-resistant vehicles
189 armored tanks
Weapons: Get ready for this…
599,690 of our weapons are now in the hands of the Taliban:
64,363 machine guns
25,327 grenade launchers
And you can throw 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.