Category Archives: Afghanistan

Billions of Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety or the Economy in Afghanistan

World Billions of Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety or the Economy in Afghanistan By Lucy Westcott On 1/29/16 at 12:01 AM The Taliban control around 30 percent of Afghanistan’s territory, more than in 2001, according to a new report from a … Continue reading

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The long read: how America failed Afghanistan

The civil-military unit Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul provide security as engineers inspect a road project in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, in 2011. Sgt Brian Ferguson / US Air Force via Getty Images The long read: how America failed Afghanistan Antony … Continue reading

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Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem

Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem An estimated 40 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not in school. By Catherine Putz January 13, 2016 Education has been one of the barometers of development and recovery in Afghanistan. Besides being economically necessary, greater enrollment … Continue reading

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BPR Interviews: John Sopko

BPR Interviews: John Sopko By Vanessa Jingjing ZhangJanuary 26, 2016 John Sopko is Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. He has worked as a prosecutor in Ohio and served in the Senate and House of Representatives conducting investigations. BPR: When … Continue reading

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Billions of US Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety for the Economy in Afghanistan

US 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. (photo: Flickr) Billions of US Dollars Haven’t Improved Safety for the Economy in Afghanistan By Lucy Westcott, Newsweek 29 January 16 illions of dollars spent by the U.S. government in Afghanistan over the past … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders

Afghanistan Growing More Dangerous for U.S. Rebuilders By Charles S. Clark January 29, 2016 An Afghan airman stands at his security post near Forward Operating Base Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Hook In the latest in … Continue reading

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Despite U.S. Efforts, Afghan National Engineer Brigade is Incapable of Operating Independently

Despite U.S. Efforts, Afghan National Engineer Brigade is Incapable of Operating Independently Today, SIGAR published an audit of the Afghan National Engineer Brigade (NEB) that found despite U.S. training efforts, the brigade is incapable of operating independently. The audit notes: … Continue reading

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How the US Blew Millions of Dollars Airlifting Cashmere Goats to Afghanistan

How the US Blew Millions of Dollars Airlifting Cashmere Goats to Afghanistan A new report accuses the Pentagon of pulling the wool over taxpayers’ eyes. —By Bryan Schatz | Thu Jan. 21, 2016 4:19 PM EST 5 Here’s looking at … Continue reading

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Oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Projects in Afghanistan

Oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Projects in Afghanistan Subcommittee: SUBCOMMITTEE ON READINESS AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building

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Lawmakers to Pentagon: Goats, Carpets and Jewelry Helped Afghanistan How?

Lawmakers to Pentagon: Goats, Carpets and Jewelry Helped Afghanistan How? At a Senate hearing this week, lawmakers questioned whether a Pentagon business task force had accomplished anything worthwhile. by Megan McCloskey ProPublica, Jan. 21, 2016, 2:52 p.m. Brian McKeon, principal … Continue reading

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