Category Archives: Afghanistan

Concerns with DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations

Concerns with DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Today, SIGAR released two letters concerning DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO). The first letter notes that SIGAR has received troubling allegations related to TFBSO practices involving … Continue reading

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Contractor CEO Pleads Guilty to 20-Year Fraud of USAID

Contractor CEO Pleads Guilty to 20-Year Fraud of USAID By Charles S. Clark 12:47 PM ET November 25, 2014 Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com A former CEO of a New Jersey-based construction contractor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal … Continue reading

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SIGAR High Risk List

SIGAR High Risk List by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Dec 11, 2014 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction December 2014 “SIGAR’s experience in Afghanistan, as well as the experience of other oversight agencies, has shown that there are several sources of risk … Continue reading

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Prepared Remarks Of John F. Sopko, December 10, 2014

Prepared Remarks Of John F. Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC, December 10, 2014   Good morning. Thank you, Sarah Chayes, for that kind introduction. As the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan … Continue reading

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7 Ways the $104 Billion Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Could Fail

Jason Straziuso/AP Ben WatsonDecember 10, 2014 7 Ways the $104 Billion Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Could Fail Afghanistan Inspector General The watchdog agency for the $104 billion that the U.S. has pledged for the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan says rampant corruption … Continue reading

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SIGAR: Major investments in Afghan security at risk

SIGAR: Major investments in Afghan security at risk U.S. forces help train new Kabul police recruits to fire the AK-47 assault rifle on the grounds of the Kabul Military Training Center in this 2009 photo. A Special Inspector General for … Continue reading

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Photo essay: The burn pits of Iraq and Afghanistan

Photo essay: The burn pits of Iraq and Afghanistan BY Dan Sagalyn  November 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM EST During most of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military and its contractors disposed of garbage and everything else it … Continue reading

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High-Risk List for $104 Billion Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort

High-Risk List for $104 Billion Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort Today SIGAR released a high-risk list for the Afghanistan reconstruction effort that calls attention to areas that are especially vulnerable to significant waste, fraud, and abuse. The seven items on the list … Continue reading

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War Contractor Socked With a Huge Fine

War Contractor Socked With a Huge Fine   The Wall Street Journal Doug Cameron 9 December 2014 The former supplier of food and beverages to U.S. troops in Afghanistan agreed to pay $389 million in fines and damages after admitting … Continue reading

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Aid in Afghanistan After 2014

Aid in Afghanistan After 2014 Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST Summary As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign … Continue reading

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