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SIGAR: Lack Of Security Limits Logistical Support For Afghan Strike Forces

SIGAR: Lack Of Security Limits Logistical Support For Afghan Strike Forces InsideDefense.com’s SitRep 6 August 2014 Posted on InsideDefense.com: August 1, 2014 The special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction has found that Textron Marine and Land Systems has not been … Continue reading

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Expatriates in the line of fire

Editorial Expatriates in the line of fire The Statesman 1 August 2014 The killing of two Indian security guards by a Taliban suicide bomber during a recent attack on the Kabul airport, coupled with the successful evacuation from the line … Continue reading

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Veterans; Widow: Burn pits to blame for cancer fatalities

Veterans; Widow: Burn pits to blame for cancer fatalities By St. John Barned-Smith 4 July 2014 The cough started during David Thomas‘ last deployment with the U.S. Army. “We thought maybe he had a cold,” said his wife, Elizabeth Thomas. … Continue reading

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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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Remote Medical International and vRad Support U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait With Critical Radiology Services

Press Release Remote Medical International and vRad Support U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait With Critical Radiology Services MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2014) – vRad (Virtual Radiologic) the largest U.S. telemedicine company and radiology practice with … Continue reading

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Former Employee of a U.S. Construction Company Working in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Former Employee of a U.S. Construction Company Working in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Receiving Illegal Kickback A former project manager of a U.S. construction company working … 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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Audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program

Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $661.3 million Mobile Strike Force Vehicles (MSFV) program.  The audit highlights that the long-term operation and maintenance of the vehicles remains a concern. The audit notes: –The contractor, Textron, produced 634 MSFVs in … Continue reading

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Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb

Kenyan Woman Dies in Kabul Base Bomb A Kenyan woman working for an American private military contractor was killed last Tuesday in the latest suicide bombing targeting a US military base in Kabul, Afghanistan. Lilian Boit is a former Kenya … Continue reading

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