Category Archives: Afghanistan

SIGAR Quarterly Report Reveals Scrapped Equipment, Lower Capability

SIGAR Quarterly Report Reveals Scrapped Equipment, Lower Capability InsideDefense.com’s SitRep 31 July 2015 Posted: July 30, 2015 The Defense Department scrapped $157.4 million worth of equipment it bought that never reached the Afghan National Army, according to a quarterly report … Continue reading

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DOD CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN HIT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2007

DOD CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN HIT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2007 Inside the Pentagon 30 July 2015 The Pentagon in fiscal year 2014 obligated $6.1 billion on contracts in Afghanistan, the lowest amount since FY-07, according to a new Congressional Research … Continue reading

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Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings

July 30, 2015 Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings By John M. Donnelly Roll Call Staff July 29, 2015, 3:15 p.m. The U.S. government is spending $110 million a year operating several hundred unused buildings … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding?

Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding? By Sean Lyngaas Uploaded on July 29, 2015 John Sopko — the trenchant Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) whose reports track American taxpayer money but whose enthusiasm for embarrassing officials … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea

In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID. By Catherine Putz July 30, 2015 The latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector … Continue reading

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Quarterly Report to Congress: Setting Smart Conditions for Aid

Quarterly Report to Congress: Setting Smart Conditions for Aid Today, SIGAR released its 28th (July 2015) Quarterly Report to Congress. The report notes: — Since 2002, Congress has appropriated nearly $109.66 billion for Afghanistan reconstruction, and of that amount $11.9 … Continue reading

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Heaven or Hell: The Plight of Former Wartime Interpreters of the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts Living in the US

Heaven or Hell: The Plight of Former Wartime Interpreters of the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts Living in the US

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PS21 Report: Rebuilding Afghanistan–Transparency and Oversight in America’s Longest War

PS21 Report: Rebuilding Afghanistan–Transparency and Oversight in America’s Longest War By PS21 on July 27, 2015 • ( Leave a comment ) Printer-friendly version here. More money has now been spent on Afghanistan than the post-World War II Marshall Plan … Continue reading

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Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014 July 22, 2015

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REP. JASON CHAFFETZ HOLDS A HEARING ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND DELAYS AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN KABUL

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ HOLDS A HEARING ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND DELAYS AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN KABUL Political Transcript Wire [Lanham] 09 July 2015. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM JULY 9, 2015 SPEAKERS: REP. JASON CHAFFETZ, R-UTAH. CHAIRMAN … Continue reading

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