Category Archives: Afghanistan

NO REGRETS: An American Adventure in Afghanistan

NO REGRETS: An American Adventure in Afghanistan  by David Kaelin (Author) No Regrets is a sometimes humorous and irreverent look at the war in Afghanistan from a different voice and perspective — a defense contractor. A year and half after … Continue reading

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Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military

Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military  

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After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan

After 12 years of war, labor abuses rampant on US bases in Afghanistan More than a year after Obama’s executive order outlawing forced labor on US military bases, exploitation remains March 7, 2014 12:00AM ET by Samuel Black @potter_black & … Continue reading

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We wasted $113B in Afghanistan, no wonder ‘America First’ resonates

We wasted $113B in Afghanistan, no wonder ‘America First’ resonates By Paul Sperry May 15, 2016 | 7:15am Modal Trigger The US lost $6 million of your money trying to spur the goat cashmere industry. Photo: EPA While Donald Trump took … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul: Introduced a Resolution Commending SIGAR

U.S. Senator Rand Paul: Introduced a Resolution Commending SIGAR 12 May, 2016 By: Shatai On Thursday, United States Senator Rand Paul commended the Office of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for providing accountability on taxpayers dollars spent in … Continue reading

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ISAF Inc.? Private Military and Security Companies and the Afghan Surge

ISAF Inc.? Private Military and Security Companies and the Afghan Surge

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The hidden costs of doing business in Afghanistan

The hidden costs of doing business in Afghanistan By Michael Igoe @AlterIgoe  28 April 2016 Construction workers lay fresh asphalt on a section of a major road that runs through the Panjshir province as part of a project by the … Continue reading

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What is Going on Behind the Attacks on SIGAR?

What is Going on Behind the Attacks on SIGAR? May 6, 2016 Afghanistan gas station built by the Department of Defense, the cost of which is under dispute Did the gas station in Afghanistan cost the United States $43 million, as reported … Continue reading

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Letter of Comment on the System of Quality Control for the Audit Organization of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (PDF) March 2016

Letter of Comment on the System of Quality Control for the Audit Organization of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (PDF) March 2016

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Interagency People to SIGAR: Hit the road John and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more …

  Interagency People to SIGAR: Hit the road John and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more … May 5, 2016 By domani spero Posted: 2:26 am PT Last year, the NYT covered SIGAR’s John Sopko. This past Labor … Continue reading

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