Forty-four Afghan troops going by the United States for military preparing have disappeared in under two years, apparently with an end goal to live and work unlawfully in America, Pentagon authorities said.
In spite of the fact that the quantity of vanishings is generally little — nearly 2,200 Afghan troops have gotten military preparing in the United States since 2007 — the episodes bring up issues about security and screening methods for the projects.
They are additionally possibly humiliating for U.S. President Barack Obama's organization, which has burned through billions of dollars preparing Afghan troops as Washington tries to remove itself from the expensive, 15-year-old war. The revelation could fuel feedback by supporters of Republican presidential chosen one Donald Trump, who has blamed the Obama organization for neglecting to appropriately vet workers from Muslim-larger part nations and has promised a much harder position in the event that he wins.
While other remote troops on U.S. military preparing visits have at times fled, a U.S. safeguard official said that the recurrence of Afghan troops disappearing was unsettling and "strange."
Since September alone, eight Afghan troops have left army installations without approval, Pentagon representative Adam Stump told Reuters. He said the aggregate number of Afghan troops who have disappeared since January 2015 is 44, a number that has not already been uncovered.
"The Defense Department is surveying approaches to fortify qualification criteria for preparing in ways that will decrease the probability of an individual Afghan readily slipping off from preparing in the U.S. also, going AWOL (missing without leave)," Stump said.
Afghans in the U.S. preparing system are considered to guarantee they have not took part in human rights manhandle and are not associated with aggressor bunches before being permitted into the United States, Stump said.
The resistance official, who talked on state of namelessness, included there was no confirmation any of the individuals who had stole away had done wrongdoings or represented a danger to the United States.