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Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle

Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle Defense officials say decision to construct lavish facility in Afghanistan was prudent, even though it was never used By R. Jeffrey Smithemail 12:01 am, May 20, 2015 Updated: 12:06 … Continue reading

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Coercion and Capital in Afghanistan: The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

Coercion and Capital in Afghanistan: The Rise, Transformation and Fall of the Afghan Commercial Security Sector

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Contract Oversight for Redistribution Property Assistance Team Operations in Afghanistan Needs

05-18-2015 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Contract Oversight for Redistribution Property Assistance Team Operations in Afghanistan Needs Improvement (Project No. D2015-D000JB-0061.000) DODIG-2015-126 Objective Our objective was to determine whether DoD was providing effective contract oversight at the Redistribution Property Assistance … Continue reading

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Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility

Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility By Charles S. Clark 11:36 AM ET The 64,000 square foot facility is 98 percent complete and sits empty. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction A $36 million command and … Continue reading

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$36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility

$36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility Today, SIGAR released the results of an investigation into the construction of a 64,000 square foot command and control facility (64K) at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan which was intended … Continue reading

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Boondoggle HQ

G.I. Dough Boondoggle HQ The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed by Megan McCloskey and Vince Dixon ProPublica, May 20, 2015 This is a story about how the U.S. military built a lavish headquarters in Afghanistan that wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted and … Continue reading

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Not quite a civilian, not quite a soldier: How five words could subject civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan to military jurisdiction

Not quite a civilian, not quite a soldier: How five words could subject civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan to military jurisdiction

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Budgets and Bullets: Taking Stock of Afghanistan’s Security Forces

Budgets and Bullets: Taking Stock of Afghanistan’s Security Forces Today, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The speech provided a review of the over 13 years and $62.5 … Continue reading

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McCaskill, Portman, Raise Concerns of Waste in Security Contracts

United States Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 13, 2015 Contact: John LaBombard (McCaskill): 202-228-6263 Caitlin Conant (Portman): 202-224-5190  McCaskill, Portman, Raise Concerns of Waste in Security Contracts Senators raise additional oversight concerns on nearly $135 million taxpayer dollars in potentially … Continue reading

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Is State Dept. Trying to Muzzle Afghanistan Watchdog?

Is State Dept. Trying to Muzzle Afghanistan Watchdog? By Brianna Ehley May 8, 2015 8:15 AM A battle for independence seems to be breaking out between the State Department and the federal watchdog in charge of keeping tabs on the … Continue reading

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