Taliban Seized More Than $50 Billion In U.S. Funds During Afghanistan Takeover

  • “Once the money was transferred, U.S. agencies lost visibility over those funds and relied on the Afghan government to disburse funds for their intended purposes,”  Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reported.
  • The amount is a small portion of the $17.3 billion in assistance that the U.S. Departments of Defense and State and USAID provided to Afghanistan from 2002-2021.
  • Roughly $7.1 billion of transferred defense articles and equipment remained in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over the nation.