March 31, 2014 - The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.
But the efforts are complicated in a region where relations between neighboring countries are mired in suspicion and outright hostility.
A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan said Islamabad is interested in buying used U.S. equipment. The statement said Pakistan's request is being reviewed but any equipment it receives, including the coveted mine resistant vehicles, will not likely come from its often angry neighbor Afghanistan.
An earlier U.S. forces statement was definite: Pakistan would not get any U.S. equipment being sold out of Afghanistan.
Mark Wright, Department of Defense spokesman, said that the U.S. would like to sell to "nearby countries" the equipment that is too costly to ship back home. read more>>>