The United States expects to spend about $6 billion a year training and supporting Afghan troops and police after it begins pulling out its own combat troops in 2011, the Associated Press has learned.http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20100907/afghanistan07_st.art.htm
The previously undisclosed estimate of U.S. spending through 2015 is detailed in a NATO training mission document reviewed by the AP. It outlines large-scale infrastructure projects, including a military hospital and military and police academies aimed at "establishing enduring institutions" and "creating irreversible momentum."
Spending for training is projected to taper off from $11.6 billion next year to an average of $6.2 billion over the following four years, the document shows. Much of the reduction reflects less spending on infrastructure.
After we end out combat mission, we intend to continue spending $6 billion per year on Afghanistan.
Who ever voted for that? That commitment was never on the table.