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U.S. building Afghanistan a huge $92 million military headquarters, because food, water, sanitation just not very important
KABUL -- The United States is spending $92 million to build Afghanistan a new "Pentagon," a massive five-story military headquarters with domed roofs and a high-tech basement command center that will link Afghan generals with their troops fighting the Taliban nationwide. ...
Rising amid Kabul's dusty streets, the 516,000-square-foot building, still cloaked in scaffolds and cranes, dwarfs other buildings in town.
"Once it's finished, it will be a permanent and a very significant illustration of the U.S. support for Afghanistan," Wardak said in an interview.
Even with American troops beginning their withdrawal, the U.S. government is still working its way through a $10 billion menu of construction projects.
Of the 1,150 buildings planned, more than 600 have been completed, with a total value of $4 billion.
The United States is also building a $54 million Kabul headquarters for the Interior Ministry, which oversees the Afghan police, and a $102 million base for the military's 201st Corps in eastern Afghanistan.