Tag Archives: Reconstruction

John Sopko remarks, Sep. 12, 2014

John F. Sopko Remarks Prepared for Delivery Georgetown University Washington, D.C. Friday, September 12, 2014 Good Afternoon, Thank you Dr. McNaugher for that kind introduction. I want to thank you and your colleagues for inviting me to speak today. I’m … Continue reading

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Inspector General: U.S. Continues to Pay Afghan Contractors Aiding the Enemy

Inspector General: U.S. Continues to Pay Afghan Contractors Aiding the Enemy “Army permits deadly enemies and their sympathizers to get federal dollars which can be used to buy the means to kill our troops.” by Bridget Johnson September 5, 2014 … 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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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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The black hole of US government contracting

The black hole of US government contracting Exclusive 28 July, by Danielle Marie Mackey In January 2008, a 24-year-old Green Beret from Pennsylvania, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and killed while showering at Radwaniyah US base in Iraq. The cause, his … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko Listen Comments (2) Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. Inspector General John F. Sopko Testifies before Congress. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction on Flickr John Sopko cut his teeth as a lawyer prosecuting … Continue reading

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$2.89 Million DOD-Funded Facility Never Used & Not Maintained

Today, SIGAR released two reports. The first is an inspection of the Gereshk Cold and Dry Storage Facility in Helmand, Afghanistan, which has never been used and is not being maintained. The $2.89 million facility was funded by the DOD’s … Continue reading

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SIGAR review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts

SIGAR published a review of USAID’s cancelled Afghanistan reconstruction contracts since 2008.  The review shows that over $237 million has been disbursed for these contracts and that USAID’s termination of some contracts seems to relate to inefficient or ineffective pre-award … Continue reading

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C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted in Afghanistan July 2, 2014 A C-27A Spartan aircraft belonging to the Afghan National Army Air Force. With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly question … Continue reading

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