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It's fun major milestone in Afghanistan to tell you about is the US hands over formal control.
The prison that houses thousands of terror suspects.
And reported members of the Taliban and today Afghan government the transfer certainly not without some controversy national security -- -- Jennifer Griffin is live at the Pentagon -- Jennifer.
Why is this significant and should we be concerned.
That this transfer of power happened in you know hundreds of these these folks -- now not under our supervision.
Well -- there are a lot in the military who are concerned in fact this morning Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Placed -- -- the Afghan President Hamid Karzai to discuss the transfer.
The transfer as you mentioned did happen there was a ceremony at programme.
At the Bagram prison which is the largest in Afghanistan.
But the prison has had some controversies in the past.
There about 3000 prisoners there and that US commanders decided to keep control of several dozen.
High value prisoners that they are concerned about that they're concerned could go back onto the battlefield and threatened the 68000.
Plus US troops who are still serving in Afghanistan.
The Americans at the last minute decided to keep control over those prisoners who are considered particularly dangerous.
We transferred more than 3000 Afghan detainees in New York custody.
And it expedient -- and ensure -- those who threaten the partnership of Afghanistan coalition forces would not return to the battlefield.
US military commanders have complained for years that there's been a revolving door.
Policy at Afghan prisons and so there are some concerns whether the Afghans will keep.
Those are those prisoners that they're concerned about and keep them from returning to the battlefield Jenna leniency on that in the meantime there's this new inspector general report.
Talking about waste in Afghanistan what can tell us about that.
Well the spent -- special inspector general for.
Afghanistan released an interim report this morning that outlines concerns about nearly one point one billion dollars in fuel aid.
That they have lost track of essentially -- on accounted for and further that all the records from 2007 to 2011.
For this fuel aid.
Have been shredded by someone quote.
Consequently unless funding levels based on accurate Afghan National Army fuel requirements are developed.
An effective controls instituted prior to the transition date.
Both Afghan National Army fuel.
And support funds will be vulnerable to theft and waste he inspector general for Afghanistan is responsible for tracking.
About ninety billion dollars of aid that the US is given to Afghanistan the last few years Jenna ninety billion dollars Jennifer thank you.
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