Category Archives: Reconstruction

Passport The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan

The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan BY Elias Groll JULY 30, 2014 – 05:55 PM Share + 13 Shares In June of 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a wholly unexpected commencement speech to … Continue reading

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The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan

The United States Has Outspent the Marshall Plan to Rebuild Afghanistan BY Elias Groll JULY 30, 2014 – 05:55 PM In June of 1947, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a wholly unexpected commencement speech to the newly minted graduates … Continue reading

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Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

Report on $104 Billion U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Today, SIGAR released its July 2014 Quarterly Report to Congress. The report highlights, among many things: –Total appropriations for Afghanistan reconstruction are about $104.1 billion, with $5.8 billion requested for 2015. … Continue reading

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The black hole of US government contracting

The black hole of US government contracting Exclusive 28 July, by Danielle Marie Mackey In January 2008, a 24-year-old Green Beret from Pennsylvania, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and killed while showering at Radwaniyah US base in Iraq. The cause, his … Continue reading

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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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