US Defense Dept Destroying Billions Worth of Gear in Afghanistan

Michael Shank, Director of Foreign Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, discusses the US Defense Department’s plan to scrap over $7 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, including over 2,000 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs.  Shank discusses how this plan is a huge financial, environmental, and political waste, noting that it’s a good deal for US defense contractors, who will now receive contracts to manufacture more MRAPs, but it’s a terrible deal for Afghans, who feel slighted that the US doesn’t deem it appropriate to transfer the military equipment to the government in Kabul. Video courtesy of RT.