[Ed. – That’s out of 152 total Afghan trainees who’ve gone missing since 2005. So, you know, it’s good that we can account for most of them. The question remains what the heck we’re thinking here. Apparently Afghans represent nearly half of the more than 300 foreign military trainees who’ve gone missing in the U.S. during that period.]
Thirteen Afghans who came to the United States for military training between 2005 and 2017 went AWOL here and have not been accounted for, according to an inspector general’s report.
During that same period, a total of 253,977 foreigners came to the United States for military training, including 2,537 of them from Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report released on Friday.
During that time, 320 foreign trainees went AWOL in the United States. And of those 320 AWOL trainees, 152 of them (47.5 percent) were from Afghanistan.