Category Archives: Reconstruction

What Comes After We Retake Mosul?: The Case for Using ‘Tactical Economics’

What Comes After We Retake Mosul?: The Case for Using ‘Tactical Economics’ By Jonathan Bate http://foreignpolicy.com Posted 2016-09-16 21:48 GMT Iraqi forces recently began an offensive to retake the city of Mosul, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Iraq. … Continue reading

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How Corruption Defeated Afghan Reconstruction

    War Is Boring We go to war so you don’t have to ‘The First Sting,’ by Stuart Brown. Donated to the CIA, the painting shows Afghan Mujaheddin using American singer missiles to down Soviet helicopters. Image via Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading

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What Really Happened in Planning for Postwar Iraq

What Really Happened in Planning for Postwar Iraq

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Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

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U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital Is Expensive, Late And Poorly Built, Report Finds

U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital Is Expensive, Late And Poorly Built, Report Finds September 2, 20164:03 PM ET Rebecca Hersher The Gardez Hospital in Afghanistan’s Paktia province as seen in 2012. The U.S.-funded hospital still has construction deficiencies nearly five years after … Continue reading

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Inspection of $14.6 Million Gardez Hospital

Sep. 2, 2016 Today, SIGAR published an inspection report on the $14.6 million U.S.-funded Gardez Hospital. The inspection notes:

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USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer

USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer By Bridget Johnson July 29, 2016 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $5.2 million on an industrial park in Kabul province that ended up … Continue reading

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USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives

from Diplopundit USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives August 3, 2016In May 2015,  the former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of USAID contractor Louis Berger Group Inc. (LBG) was  sentenced to … Continue reading

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$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley

$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley July 26, 2016 The controversial gas station in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers either $42.7 million or less than $10 million depending on whom you ask, has become a “can of worms,” according … Continue reading

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Inspection of $5.2 Million Bagrami Industrial Park

Today, SIGAR released an inspection report on the $5.2 million USAID-funded design and construction of Bagrami Industrial Park. The inspection notes: — USAID awarded a $10 million contract to Technologists, Inc. (TI), a U.S. company, for the development of three … Continue reading

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