Category Archives: Afghanistan

Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Today, SIGAR released its July 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress. The report highlights, among many things: –Total appropriations for Afghanistan reconstruction are about $104.1 billion, with $5.8 billion requested for 2015. … Continue reading

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Audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program

Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program.  The audit highlights that the long-term operation and maintenance of the vehicles remains a concern. The audit notes: –The contractor, Textron, produced 634 MSFVs in … Continue reading

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Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb

Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb A Kenyan woman working for an American private military contractor was killed last Tuesday in the latest suicide bombing targeting a US military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lilian Boit is a former Kenya … Continue reading

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Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Afghan Police Compound

Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Afghan Police Compound By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and JAWAD SUKHANYAR JULY 22, 2014 An Afghan shopkeeper inspecting damage to his storefront in Kabul on Tuesday after a suicide attack on a nearby police compound. CreditRahmat Gul/Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — … Continue reading

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Defense Base Act Attorneys notice recent uptick in suicide bombings in Kabul Afghanistan resulting in more Defense Base Act cases

Defense Base Act Attorneys notice recent uptick in suicide bombings in Kabul Afghanistan resulting in more Defense Base Act cases by Clifford Mermell | Jul 24, 2014 Afghanistan has seen a recent increase in suicide bombings outside military bases.  Some … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko Listen Comments (2) Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. Inspector General John F. Sopko Testifies before Congress. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction on Flickr John Sopko cut his teeth as a lawyer prosecuting … Continue reading

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DynCorp Hit With $9M Suit Over Afghan Base Subcontract

DynCorp Hit With $9M Suit Over Afghan Base Subcontract Share us on: By David Siegel Law360, New York (July 24, 2014, 1:23 PM ET) — Defense contractor DynCorp International LLC was hit with a breach of contract suit Wednesday in … Continue reading

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2 Indians among 5 foreign guards killed in attack in Kabul

2 Indians among 5 foreign guards killed in attack in Kabul Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  July 23, 2014 Last Updated at 19:04 IST Two Indians were among five foreign guards killed in a Taliban suicide attack in … Continue reading

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$2.89 Million DOD-Funded Facility Never Used & Not Maintained

Today, SIGAR released two reports. The first is an inspection of the Gereshk Cold and Dry Storage Facility in Helmand, Afghanistan, which has never been used and is not being maintained. The $2.89 million facility was funded by the DOD’s … Continue reading

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SIGAR review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts

SIGAR published a review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts since 2008.  The review shows that over $237 million has been disbursed for these contracts and that USAID’s termination of some contracts seems to relate to inefficient or ineffective pre-award … Continue reading

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