Daily Archives: August 22, 2013

‘Taxpayers’ watchdog’ recommends improvements for future reconstruction efforts

[Translate] ‘Taxpayers’ watchdog’ recommends improvements for future reconstruction efforts August 8, 2013 by Jess Miller Brian Smith | Staff Photographer During his Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater, Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, addresses how U.S. reconstruction efforts … Continue reading

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Amazon blasts GAO and IBM over $600 million CIA contract

[Translate] Originally published August 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM Amazon blasts GAO and IBM over $600 million CIA contract A redacted version of a lawsuit Amazon filed against the federal government became public today, offering a look at the company’s … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: The SEALs Get Ready to Go Back

[Translate] Afghanistan: The SEALs Get Ready to Go Back The Navy is seeking outside help — complete with fake mullahs and warlords — to train them By Mark Thompson @MarkThompson_DCAug. 21, 2013 Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily BrownNavy SEALs … Continue reading

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US troop drawdown hinders oversight of development aid in Afghanistan

[Translate] US troop drawdown hinders oversight of development aid in Afghanistan Civilian officials faced with supervision of billions of dollars in projects but security fears leave them stranded in Kabul Kevin Sieff for the Washington Post Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 20 … Continue reading

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