Investigative Reporting

Afghanistan

**Breaking 9/1/2021**According to Forbes, the State Department has confirmed that it is scrubbing all public records pertaining to US military equipment the Biden Administration has surrendered to the Taliban and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan.

Below is a PDF of the 2017 report by the Government Accountability Office, which outlines the equipment given to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2017, including communications equipment, weapons, EOD equipment, aircraft (including air to ground munitions), and ISR equipment (including biometric & systems positioning equipment).

The Biden Administration repeatedly claimed that it had no idea the Taliban would take over Afghanistan, and in fact stated in a July White House briefing that a Taliban takeover was not inevitable. To the contrary, below is the April 2021 Quarterly report from the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction, that outlines in multiple places the high risk of a Taliban takeover. (You can view all past SIGAR reports here, until the White House scrubs them from the internet).