Category Archives: Reconstruction

After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace

After War: Inside the U.S. Civilian Struggle to Build Peace Miles, Renanah. Political Science Quarterly128.3 (Fall 2013): 489-516. Abstract (summary) Responding to the need for civilian assistance in Iraq, as well as to legislative pressure, the State Department created an … Continue reading

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As Afghanistan War Ends, Congressional Appetite for Oversight Wanes

Sen. Tim Kaine/Flickr Molly O’TooleOctober 31, 2014 As Afghanistan War Ends, Congressional Appetite for Oversight Wanes By several key measures, the waste and corruption that has plagued the Afghanistan reconstruction effort for the past 13 years is as bad as it’s … Continue reading

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America’s Unfinished Prison in Afghanistan Is a Filthy Nightmare

 America’s Unfinished Prison in Afghanistan Is a Filthy Nightmare Renovations incomplete after five years and $20 million Pul E Charkhi Prison, on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, is a place you don’t want to be. Once a notorious dungeon during … Continue reading

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Chairman Menendez Releases Report on “Afghanistan in Transition: The U.S. Civilian Presence and Assistance Post-2014”

Chairman Menendez Releases Report on “Afghanistan in Transition: The U.S. Civilian Presence and Assistance Post-2014” Press Contact:  adam_sharon@foreign.senate.gov Monday, October 27, 2014 Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released a report … Continue reading

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Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker

Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker By JAMES RISENOCT. 12, 2014 Stuart W. Bowen Jr., left, a special inspector general who examined corruption and waste in Iraq. Credit Christoph Bangert for The New York Times WASHINGTON — … Continue reading

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SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny By Charles S. Clark September 16, 2014 SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction Though … Continue reading

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John Sopko remarks, Sep. 12, 2014

John F. Sopko Remarks Prepared for Delivery Georgetown University Washington, D.C. Friday, September 12, 2014 Good Afternoon, Thank you Dr. McNaugher for that kind introduction. I want to thank you and your colleagues for inviting me to speak today. I’m … Continue reading

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Inspector General: U.S. Continues to Pay Afghan Contractors Aiding the Enemy

Inspector General: U.S. Continues to Pay Afghan Contractors Aiding the Enemy “Army permits deadly enemies and their sympathizers to get federal dollars which can be used to buy the means to kill our troops.” by Bridget Johnson September 5, 2014 … Continue reading

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“Transparency—For the IGs and the Public Interest”

DynCorp International Airfield Operations Team Provides Support in Afghanistan September 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm DynCorp International’s Airfield Operations Team provides support as part of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) in Afghanistan. It supports the airfield operations and management, … Continue reading

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