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US Congress agrees on a deal of over USD 6 billion for Afghan forces

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US Congress agrees on a deal of over USD 6 billion for Afghan forces

afghan forcesA compromise measure totaling USD 632.8 billion was reached on by the Senate members of the Armed Services Committee and the House Armed Services Committee of the US congress.

The deal on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014 comes days after tough negotiations between the committees.

The budget includes funds for military pay, ships and planes and for overseas operation such as the war in Afghanistan.

The USD 6.2 billion of the budget is allocated for Afghan forces, providing Afghan security forces the capabilities needed to take full security responsibility by December 2014.

The NDAA-2014 also requires that USD 25 million be used towards training, recruiting and integration women in Afghan security forces.

An amount of USD 250 million is earmarked for enhancing the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, which support irrigation, road, electrification and other major infra projects that would help support the counterinsurgency campaign and protect American troops.

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