Afghan meals

My father is in Afghanistan at the moment with the US military taking photos. He went to a village meeting yesterday. 'The ANA [Afghan National Army] cooked lunch for the end of the meeting. I'll send you a photo, but it was fried chicken, rice, spinach, a few not great French fries, candied shredded carrots with raisins, a lamb meatball in a sweet onion sauce, and a diet Pepsi. Oh, and a salad without dressing, with slivers of very hot peppers, which the Afghans put in every salad.' The Afghan part of the meal sounds good, but perhaps the ANA is cooking the American food from some USDA recipes?