Category Archives: Afghanistan

Army contractor awarded valor medal for saving soldiers in Afghanistan

Army contractor awarded valor medal for saving soldiers in Afghanistan Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Training and Doctrine Command, presents Dave Jensen, a contractor who served with the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group until … Continue reading

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‘Slush fund’? USAID under fire for paying Afghan, other governments to pass laws

Alliances ‘Slush fund’? USAID under fire for paying Afghan, other governments to pass laws By Barnini Chakraborty Published April 14, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 Gplus6 A shadow is cast on boxes of relief items from U.S. Agency for International Development … Continue reading

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Corruption Impacts Afghan Customs Revenue

Corruption Impacts Afghan Customs Revenue Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $198-million effort to develop Afghan customs revenue capacity.  The report found U.S. programs have had some success, but challenges will limit customs revenue as a sustainable source of … Continue reading

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USAID contractor ex-employee arrested on embezzlement charges

USAID contractor ex-employee arrested on embezzlement charges The money was insured; there was no actual loss of U.S. taxpayer funds April 14, 2014 11:09 AM EDT KABUL, Afghanistan, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Afghan police working with American agents arrested an … Continue reading

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IGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments

SIGAR and USAID Clash over Access to Afghan Assessments April 8, 2014 John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, testifies before a House subcomittee. Most Hollywood sequels flop, but the second showdown between two particular federal agencies gets two thumbs up—there … Continue reading

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Defense Contractor MPRI Settles $3.2 Million Lawsuit Brought by Whistleblower

 Defense Contractor MPRI Settles $3.2 Million Lawsuit Brought by Whistleblower PR Newswire (U.S.) 13 February 2014 12:09 ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — According to whistleblower attorney Lee Tarte Wallace, Military Professional Resources, Inc., known as MPRI, has agreed to … Continue reading

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FUGITIVE DENIES CLAIMS

FUGITIVE DENIES CLAIMS The Courier-Mail By Peter Michael EXCLUSIVE 6 April 2014, AUSTRALIAN mercenary Peter McCosker plans to fight extradition and prove his innocence in a dispute with a one-time CIA-backed Afghan warlord over “tens of millions of dollars”. The … Continue reading

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The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan

The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan ‘By structure, international aid has created something that allows the money to go to the Taliban, to the police, to whoever is corrupt and is asking for money.’ By Alice Speri … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Security Guarding

Prior Information Notice – Security services (English) Tenders Electronic Daily 2 April 2014, Journal number…………: 65/2014 Date sent to EUR-OP…….: 30:03:2014 Heading……………….: 01316 Type of document……….: Prior Information Notice Nature of contract……..: Service contract

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Taken to the cleaners: U.S. picks up coalition’s $700 million laundry, food, base support tab

Taken to the cleaners: U.S. picks up coalition’s $700 million laundry, food, base support tab Military failed to pass along bills to other countries in Afghanistan By Jim McElhatton- The Washington Times Monday, April 7, 2014 uments Army audit (PDF) … Continue reading

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