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Damage to US military bases housing Afghan refugees was $260 million


A new Department of Defense (DOD) report found that the U.S. military bases that housed Afghan evacuees suffered $260 million in damages, with the Air Force saying the damage was “unrepairable.”

The DOD inspector general reported last week that the eight bases housing the refugees in Texas, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Virginia, New Mexico and Indiana are asking for repair money after they sustained over a quarter-billion dollars in damage.

Over 17 days, 120,000 evacuees were taken to the U.S. amid the deadly, botched withdrawal that saw Afghanistan fall under Taliban control.


“A description of the damages from Air Force officials explained that the damage by guests was unrepairable,” the Pentagon report reads.

“Air Force officials described tables, chairs, and cots broken by guests and tents and cots ruined by spray paint, human biological matter, and holes,” it continues.

“The Air Force described materials as ‘completely depleted, such that no materials remain available for other real world missions,’” it adds.

Some of the damage to the buildings left them unusable for the military until the plumbing and walls are repaired.

“DoD installations reported that…

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