Category Archives: Reconstruction

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko Listen Comments (2) Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. Inspector General John F. Sopko Testifies before Congress. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction on Flickr John Sopko cut his teeth as a lawyer prosecuting … Continue reading

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$2.89 Million DOD-Funded Facility Never Used & Not Maintained

Today, SIGAR released two reports. The first is an inspection of the Gereshk Cold and Dry Storage Facility in Helmand, Afghanistan, which has never been used and is not being maintained. The $2.89 million facility was funded by the DOD’s … Continue reading

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SIGAR review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts

SIGAR published a review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts since 2008.  The review shows that over $237 million has been disbursed for these contracts and that USAID’s termination of some contracts seems to relate to inefficient or ineffective pre-award … Continue reading

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C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan July 2, 2014 A C-27A Spartan aircraft belonging to the Afghan National Army Air Force. With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly question … Continue reading

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Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan

Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan By Lindsay Wise McClatchy Washington BureauJuly 1, 2014 August 5, 2009: President Hamid Karzai opened the first 35MW block of a 100 MW diesel power plant in Kabul, significantly expanding power to … Continue reading

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John Sopko is fighting corruption in Afghanistan, and making noise while he’s at it

Washington Post John Sopko is fighting corruption in Afghanistan, and making noise while he’s at it   By Richard Leiby, Published: May 26 E-mail the writer Courtesy of Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) – Inspector General John Sopko in … Continue reading

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Former Employee of U.S. Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme

Former Employee of U.S. Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme 23 May 2014 US Department of Justice Friday, May 23, 2014 A former employee of a U.S. contractor pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection … Continue reading

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Afghans Picking Uncle Sam’s Pocket

Afghans Picking Uncle Sam’s Pocket Waycross Journal-Herald DIANAWEST Universal UclickSyndicate 17 May 2014 John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), may have taken Uncle Sam and shaken him by the lapels this week, but the media … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Says Officials Blocking His Reports

Monday, 13 May 2013 17:35 Afghanistan Watchdog Says Officials Blocking His Reports Written by  Warren Mass John Sopko (shown), the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction (SIGAR), said in a speech delivered to the New America Foundation on May 8 … Continue reading

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In Baghdad, soccer fields built with millions of U.S. dollars are now symbols of blight

In Baghdad, soccer fields built with millions of U.S. dollars are now symbols of blight A neighborhood team goes through soccer drills on a field in Baghdad’s Sadr City. (Max Becherer/Polaris Images for The Washington Post) Written by Loveday Morris … Continue reading

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