Who will fund Afghan army?

The commander of the Canadian army is questioning whether the Afghan government will be able to pay for its security force after 2014, the Canadian Press reported. Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin said he doesn't know whether other countries will have the money or the political will to help. Afghanistan's defence minister estimates it will cost $6.2 billion each year to maintain the country's forces. The army and police force is expected to have 352,000 members.

Published: Wednesday, 02/01/2012 12:00 am EST

The commander of the Canadian army is questioning whether the Afghan government will be able to pay for its security force after 2014, the Canadian Press reported. Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin said he doesn't know whether other countries will have the money or the political will to help. Afghanistan's defence minister estimates it will cost $6.2 billion each year to maintain the country's forces. The army and police force is expected to have 352,000 members.

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