In an ABC News report it was reported that there are billions of dollars of military hardware including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles that U.S. officials say the country is looking to sell or dispose of as the U.S. packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war.
It may sound like a buyer would be easy to find but it is a complicated state in a region mired in suspicion and outgoing hostility between neighboring countries.
The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan issued and stated in a statement on Monday that Islamabad is interested in buying used U.S. equipment. In a statement it said Pakistan’s request is being reviewed but any equipment it receives, including the coveted mine resistant vehicles, will not likely come from its frequently angry neighbor Afghanistan.
In an earlier statement by the U.S. Forces it was definite: Pakistan would not get any U.S. equipment being sold out of Afghanistan.
Barbara Kasey Smith is the writer of this article based on an ABC News report.
ABC News.Com – (Associated Press)