CENTCOM says retrograde process over 50% complete

U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that since President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops, the Department of Defense has retrograded the equivalent of approximately 763 C-17 cargo flight loads of material out of Afghanistan and have turned nearly 14,790 pieces of equipment over to the Defense Logistics Agency for disposal.

The 14,790 pieces of equipment comprise almost entirely federal excess personal property. Most of this equipment is not defensive articles or considered to be major equipment, a CENTCOM statement read.

Also, the U.S. has officially handed over six facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

“We anticipate additional transfers of bases and military assets in the future which will support the ANDSF/GIRoA (government of Afghanistan) as they work to stabilize and defend their nation,” read the statement.

“U.S. Central Command estimates that we have completed more than 50% of the entire retrograde process.”