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Do Not Click On This Story About Rumored CIA-Detainee Rape By Dogs. Really, Don’t.

Do Not Click On This Story About Rumored CIA-Detainee Rape By Dogs. Really, Don’t. by Doktor Zoom Dec 18 2:54 pm 2014 We’re not sure what’s more depressing about this story alleging that CIA torture contractors may have used dogs … Continue reading

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Were NATO Dogs Used to Rape Afghan Prisoners at Bagram Air Base?

Were NATO Dogs Used to Rape Afghan Prisoners at Bagram Air Base? Buried accounts of horrors in the U.S.-led war on terror raise questions about the 9,000 documents still withheld by the CIA.  December 15, 2014 After the release of … Continue reading

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Afghanistan’s New Millionaires

Afghanistan’s New Millionaires In the U.S., wartime contracting is often associated with such names as Blackwater (now known as Academi), DynCorp International, Triple Canopy, and others, but on the ground in Afghanistan, the Pentagon depended on a small army of … Continue reading

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DynCorp Subpoenaed by Watchdog in Global Probe of Worker Abuses

DynCorp Subpoenaed by Watchdog in Global Probe of Worker Abuses By Tony Capaccio Dec 17, 2014 3:32 PM ET Save DynCorp International Inc., the State Department’s top contractor, has been subpoenaed for records outlining steps to ensure foreign workers on … Continue reading

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KBR Hit With FCA Suit Over ‘Excess’ LOGCAP III Supplies

KBR Hit With FCA Suit Over ‘Excess’ LOGCAP III Supplies By Linda Chiem Law360, New York (October 10, 2014, 7:07 PM ET) — Defense contracting giant KBR Inc. has been accused of buying hundreds of millions of dollars of excessive … Continue reading

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Concerns with DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations

Concerns with DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Today, SIGAR released two letters concerning DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO). The first letter notes that SIGAR has received troubling allegations related to TFBSO practices involving … Continue reading

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Contractor CEO Pleads Guilty to 20-Year Fraud of USAID

Contractor CEO Pleads Guilty to 20-Year Fraud of USAID By Charles S. Clark 12:47 PM ET November 25, 2014 Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com A former CEO of a New Jersey-based construction contractor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal … Continue reading

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SIGAR High Risk List

SIGAR High Risk List by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Dec 11, 2014 Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction December 2014 “SIGAR’s experience in Afghanistan, as well as the experience of other oversight agencies, has shown that there are several sources of risk … Continue reading

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Prepared Remarks Of John F. Sopko, December 10, 2014

Prepared Remarks Of John F. Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC, December 10, 2014   Good morning. Thank you, Sarah Chayes, for that kind introduction. As the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan … Continue reading

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7 Ways the $104 Billion Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Could Fail

Jason Straziuso/AP Ben WatsonDecember 10, 2014 7 Ways the $104 Billion Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan Could Fail Afghanistan Inspector General The watchdog agency for the $104 billion that the U.S. has pledged for the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan says rampant corruption … Continue reading

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