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DynCorp International Recognizes Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Program Team Members with Chairman’s Valor Award

Bioterrorism Week 03-10-2014 DynCorp International; DynCorp International Recognizes Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Program Team Members with Chairman’s Valor Award DynCorp International Recognizes Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Program Team Members with Chairman’s Valor Award 2014 MAR 10 (NewsRx) — By a … Continue reading

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SIGAR corrections

UPDATE: On April 2, SIGAR posted an updated report with the following corrections to its fact sheet: *In the initial published version of this fact sheet, SIGAR reported $1.8 billion in DOD CN obligations. The correct reported total obligation is $1.5 billion. … Continue reading

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Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women

Watchdog Wary of Loosely Defined Program for Afghan Women By Charles S. Clark 12:55 PM ET An Afghan woman walks to a polling station in Kabul. David Guttenfelder/AP file photo The newly inaugurated first lady of Afghanistan recently expressed skepticism … Continue reading

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Watchdog Scrutinizes Pentagon Spending in Afghanistan

Watchdog Scrutinizes Pentagon Spending in Afghanistan April 1, 2015Part of something is better than all of nothing. Keep this proverb in mind while reading the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s (SIGAR) top-level analysis of Department of Defense (DoD) reconstruction spending in … Continue reading

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Afghanistan as a Potential Export Market for Czech Companies: Implications for the Privatisation of Security in the Czech Republic

Image ID: 127961564 available at Shutterstock.com Issue 9:1 By Iveta Hlouchová 03/09/2015 Afghanistan as a Potential Export Market for Czech Companies: Implications for the Privatisation of Security in the Czech Republic ABSTRACT: To Follow Keywords: Afghanistan, Czech, export, hybridisation, private sector, … Continue reading

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Former Blackwater gets rich as Afghan drug production hits record high

Former Blackwater gets rich as Afghan drug production hits record high Opium poppy cultivation is up in Afghanistan despite the infamous mercenary firm formerly known as Blackwater being paid $569m by the Pentagon to stop it. An Afghan farmer harvests … Continue reading

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Blackwater: The Top Pentagon Contractor for Afghanistan Training

Blackwater: The Top Pentagon Contractor for Afghanistan Training Tim Shorrock on March 31, 2015 – 5:41 PM ET A firearms and tactics instructor at Blackwater Worldwide demonstrated a weapon in Moyock, North Carolina. (Photo: Gerry Broome/Associated Press) Despite a sordid … Continue reading

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How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion

  Matthew Gault on Mar 315 min How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion It’s almost impossible to audit what taxpayers have spent to rebuild Afghanistan by MATTHEW GAULT Since 2002, Congress has set aside $104 billion specifically to … Continue reading

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$21 Billion in DOD Contracts for Afghanistan Reconstruction

$21 Billion in DOD Contracts for Afghanistan Reconstruction Today, SIGAR released a report looking at DOD’s contracts for Afghanistan reconstruction funding. The report notes: –DOD contracts for Afghanistan reconstruction comprised $21 billion (out of $66 billion appropriated to DOD) through … Continue reading

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Summary of Lessons Learned — DoD IG Assessment Oversight of “Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip” Operations by U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

Special Plans and Operations Report 03-31-2015 Equipping and Training Iraq and Afghan Security Forces Summary of Lessons Learned — DoD IG Assessment Oversight of “Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip” Operations by U.S. and Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan DODIG-2015-093 … Continue reading

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