Tag Archives: Reconstruction

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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SIGAR: Major investments in Afghan security at risk

SIGAR: Major investments in Afghan security at risk U.S. forces help train new Kabul police recruits to fire the AK-47 assault rifle on the grounds of the Kabul Military Training Center in this 2009 photo. A Special Inspector General for … Continue reading

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High-Risk List for $104 Billion Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort

High-Risk List for $104 Billion Afghanistan Reconstruction Effort Today SIGAR released a high-risk list for the Afghanistan reconstruction effort that calls attention to areas that are especially vulnerable to significant waste, fraud, and abuse. The seven items on the list … Continue reading

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Aid in Afghanistan After 2014

Aid in Afghanistan After 2014 Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST Summary As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of the Billions Spent in Afghanistan

Keeping Track of the Billions Spent in Afghanistan By Ben DiPietro Wall Street Journal The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), John F. Sopko, is in charge of providing oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. Mr. Sopko talked … Continue reading

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Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in Afghanistan

Matthew Gault on Dec 3 Here’s How the Military Wasted Your Money in Afghanistan Unfinished projects, unnecessary equipment, rampant corruption American taxpayers have spent more than $100 billion on thousands of reconstruction projects in Afghanistan—everything from new prisons, bases and … Continue reading

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