Without proper training, the Afghan air force was unable to get the needed qualified personnel, and without contractors, they were unable to maintain aircrafts.
About $2.4 billion in assets were not in use, not in use as intended or in disrepair, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent $60 million trying to bring power to remote parts of Afghanistan, but has produced an unusable high-voltage system with towers in danger of collapse on land where Afghans live and farm.
The Afghan government's control over the war-torn country has "deteriorated," but the U.S. refuses to show how badly local forces have suffered.
Afghanistan is more dangerous that it was a year ago, according to a U.S. government watchdog.
TVs, DVD players and mini-fridges were required in every room, according to the report.
The Tarakhil Power Plant provides little electricity to the Kabul grid.
Despite billions of dollars on counternarcotics program, poppy cultivation is growing.
That's just one of many grim conclusions from a new report on Afghanistan.