Category Archives: Afghanistan

US Army Fuel Smuggling Ring Likely Helped Fund The Taliban Insurgency

Daily Caller News Foundation US Army Fuel Smuggling Ring Likely Helped Fund The Taliban Insurgency Russ Read Pentagon/Foreign Policy Reporter 8:47 PM 09/18/2016 A member of the Taliban insurgent and other people stand at the site during the execution of … Continue reading

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Review of Afghanistan’s High Office of Oversight

Review of Afghanistan’s High Office of Oversight Today, SIGAR’s Office of Special Projects released a report on Afghanistan’s High Office of Oversight. The report notes: — Persistence of high levels of corruption in Afghanistan has raised concerns regarding the extent … Continue reading

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How Corruption Defeated Afghan Reconstruction

    War Is Boring We go to war so you don’t have to ‘The First Sting,’ by Stuart Brown. Donated to the CIA, the painting shows Afghan Mujaheddin using American singer missiles to down Soviet helicopters. Image via Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading

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Government Watchdog Identifies Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction

Government Watchdog Identifies Lessons from Afghanistan Reconstruction September 14, 2016 Today, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released the first in a series of reports imparting lessons from the 15-year, $115 billion Afghanistan reconstruction effort. The report, Corruption in Conflict: … Continue reading

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U.S. Policies in Afghanistan Abetted Corruption on a Massive Scale

U.S. Policies in Afghanistan Abetted Corruption on a Massive Scale By Charles S. Clark September 14, 2016 John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says widespread corruption doomed many projects. AP file photo Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion … Continue reading

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Italy and the Companies of Adventure in the Fourteenth Century

Italy and the Companies of Adventure in the Fourteenth Century

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Prepared Remarks of John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, September 14, 2016

Prepared Remarks of John F. Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC September 14, 2016 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen: I am … Continue reading

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Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan

Today, SIGAR released its first lessons learned report. “Corruption in Conflict: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan” examines how the U.S. government understood the risks of corruption, how the U.S. response to corruption evolved, and the effectiveness of that … Continue reading

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John F. Sopko on Countering Corruption in Afghanistan

John F. Sopko on Countering Corruption in Afghanistan John Sopko,  Sarah Chayes September 14, 2016 Washington, DC 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM EST Summary:  Corruption hardly topped the threat list when U.S. military forces and civilians first entered Afghanistan in 2001. … Continue reading

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Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight

Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT  SEPT. 5, 2016 Photo An Air Force pilot, left, prepared to launch a Predator drone from an American military base in the Persian … Continue reading

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