Military Spent $3 Million On Boats For Landlocked Afghanistan
This is a good item to mention when a right-winger tells you we need more defense spending.
The United States spent more than $3 million on eight patrol boats for the Afghan police, according to an internal audit released Thursday.
That sentence is surprising for a few reasons:
1. Afghanistan is landlocked.
2. Not a single boat has arrived in Afghanistan, even though the purchase was made in 2010.
3. That works out to be more than $375,000 per boat. Similar boats in the United States are typically sold for about $50,000.