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COALITION, AFGHANS ADJUST SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN TO MEET CURRENT, FUTURE NEEDS
Coalition, Afghans adjust security infrastructure plan to meet current, future needs KABUL, Afghanistan (September 10, 2013) -- Military planners overseeing a $9.1 billion infrastructure program to build Afghan military and police bases have saved $432 million by transferring existing U.S. and coalition facilities to Afghan forces and by adjusting ongoing contracts to meet current needs. The International Security Assistance Force is working with the Afghan Ministries of Defense and Interior to identify opportunities to transfer existing coalition facilities that meet near-term needs and to adjust plans to build new facilities based on need and affordability. Afghan forces are projected to decrease from the current numbers of 352,000 to an estimated 228,000 in 2015. The projected reduction means that military planners face the challenge of housing Afghan troops at the current level while ensuring they don’t overbuild, leaving facilities empty but still in need of security and upkeep. “We’re taking a close look at what the Afghan forces currently have, what they need to sustain the fight, and what they can afford to operate and maintain,” said Col. Butch Graham, the chief engineer overseeing the infrastructure program for ISAF. While Afghan troops and police are using new facilities, some have gone underutilized or unoccupied, revealing a need to adjust plans that were developed during the coalition’s surge in forces, initiated in 2009. ISAF is developing a comprehensive view of the Afghan National Security Force’s basing inventory, projected requirements, and anticipated budgets. With this information, military planners are identifying which new construction projects should be completed as well as what opportunities exist to fill short-term needs by transferring coalition bases.