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Speaking of big money a lot of -- yours has gone down the drain in Afghanistan.
Tonight national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin tells us about one incredible example.
In Afghanistan you don't expect to find elephants.
But it seems to be a natural habitat for the white elephant a unique beast subsidized with US taxpayer dollars.
Millions of them.
In Helmand Province near the US marine base at camp leather neck the US military has nearly completed building.
A state of the art military headquarters that three years ago commanders in Afghanistan warned the Pentagon they did not need.
The 34 million dollar facility will likely be torn down because the Marines are pulling out and the Afghans can't afford it for one the 64000.
Square foot headquarters was wired with 110 -- appliances.
Not the 220 full equipment used by Afghans it would cost more US taxpayer dollars to convert it.
The special inspector general for Afghanistan is demanding answers from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Quote commanders in Afghanistan determined as early -- may 2010.
That there was no need for the facility yet the military still moved ahead.
I am deeply troubled that the military may have spent taxpayer funds on a construction project that should have been stopped.
The massive operation center rivals that of sitcom.
It has a briefing theater fancy office equipment but it will likely have to be torn down the Pentagon says it is investigating.
Well certainly investigation needs to be conducting find out who made made the decision we have to do this but.
The truth is it doesn't make any sense of the taxpayers of this country.
Owed an explanation.
This waste of taxpayer money is not unique the State Department spent eighty million dollars on a ten year lease for a US consulate in northern Afghanistan that will never be used Brett.
Hard to believe Jennifer Griffin pentagon Jennifer thank you.
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