Tag Archives: Reconstruction

The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan

The US Just Can’t Stop Blowing Billions in Afghanistan ‘By structure, international aid has created something that allows the money to go to the Taliban, to the police, to whoever is corrupt and is asking for money.’ By Alice Speri … Continue reading

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Hearing Spotlights Afghanistan Corruption and Waste

Hearing Spotlights Afghanistan Corruption and Waste April 4, 2014 On Thursday, the House Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing titled “Afghanistan: Identifying and Addressing Wasteful U.S. Government Spending.” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko and United States … Continue reading

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Afghanistan and the bottom line

Afghanistan and the bottom line by Jamie Tarabay @jamietarabay    April 2, 2014 More than $100 billion in U.S. taxpayer money and counting: how billions of dollars for Afghan reconstruction were mismanaged and how billions more will flow, even after … Continue reading

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John Sopko, head of oversight for U.S. work in Afghanistan, says major challenges remain

John Sopko, head of oversight for U.S. work in Afghanistan, says major challenges remain Bill O’Leary/Washington Post – ARLINGTON, VA – MARCH 25: Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko on March, 25, 2014 in Arlington, VA. By … Continue reading

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JOHN SOPKO, U.S. I.G. FOR AFGHANISTAN, DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ON AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION IN 2014

20 March 2014, JOHN SOPKOO, U.S.I.G. FOR AFGHANISTAN, DELIVERS REMARKS AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ON AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION IN 2014 SPEAKER: JOHN SOPKO, U.S. I.G. FOR AFGHANISTAN SHUJA NAWAZ, THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL, SOUTH ASIA CENTER DIRECTOR [*] NAWAZ: Good morning, everyone. … Continue reading

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AFP PODCAST & ARTICLES: Afghanistan Civilian Contractor Exposes Corruption; Trillions Wasted

AFP PODCAST & ARTICLES: Afghanistan Civilian Contractor Exposes Corruption; Trillions Wasted March 22, 2014   AFP AFP PODCAST A new book by a civilian contractor, the first of its kind written by someone intimately involved with Afghanistan’s so-called reconstruction effort, … Continue reading

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Watchdog questions USAID spending on controversial Afghan dam project

Watchdog questions USAID spending on controversial Afghan dam project A U.S. government watchdog says the costs of modernizing and expanding the Kajaki Dam’s power station have far outweighed the potential benefits. The dam, a project begun by the U.S. in … Continue reading

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Louis Berger’s Jedd Narsavage Awarded NATO Medal for Service in Afghanistan

Louis Berger’s Jedd Narsavage Awarded NATO Medal for Service in Afghanistan Regularly given to active duty NATO personnel and to Department of Defense civilians, it is rare for a contractor to be awarded this medal. Jedd Narsavage, Louis Berger site … Continue reading

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Canada spent 50 million USD on Dahla Dam, but it’s not working

Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 2014 Canada spent 50 million USD on Dahla Dam, but it’s not working Others say much of the Canadian funding was wasted since it went to pay for security or high-priced foreign contractors and not Afghan … Continue reading

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Billions were spent, but who’s counting?

Billions were spent, but who’s counting?  By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen February 18, 2014 5:11 PM Transport aircraft bought for the Afghan military have been abandoned at Kabul Airport because of a lack of parts. The aircraft cost U.S. taxpayers … Continue reading

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