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Inquiry into Location Data for $210 Million USAID-funded Afghan Healthcare Program

Inquiry into Location Data for $210 Million USAID-funded Afghan Healthcare Program Today, SIGAR published an inquiry into USAID’s Partnership Contracts for Health (PCH) program in Afghanistan. The letter notes: — An analysis of USAID data and geospatial imagery raises questions … Continue reading

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Nipped in the bud: Afghanistan reconstruction agency facing crippling staffing cuts

Nipped in the bud: Afghanistan reconstruction agency facing crippling staffing cuts SIGAR warns that opium and bad data threaten aid efforts, then face slashed budget from State. Three months ago, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko announced … Continue reading

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Inquiry into Afghan Power Plant, $335 Million USAID-Investment in Danger of Being Wasted

Inquiry into Afghan Power Plant, $335 Million USAID-Investment in Danger of Being Wasted Today, SIGAR published an inquiry into the Tarakhil Power Plant outside of Kabul. The letter inquires as to the power plant’s ability to supply Kabul with back-up … Continue reading

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Operation Rent Seeking

Operation Rent Seeking Lofgren, Mike Washington Monthly 03-01-2015 Operation Rent Seeking How the war on terrorism became a business model. Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War by James Risen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 304 pp. In present-day America’s politically … Continue reading

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SIGAR : TAKE GOOD NEWS ON AFGHANISTAN’S RECONSTRUCTION WITH A ‘GRAIN OF SALT’

SIGAR : TAKE GOOD NEWS ON AFGHANISTAN’S RECONSTRUCTION WITH A ‘GRAIN OF SALT’ Inter Press Service By Kanya D’Almeida 22 June 2015 UNITED NATIONS, Jun. 19, 2015 (IPS/GIN) – Since 2002, a year after it invaded Afghanistan, the United States … Continue reading

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Probes started into potential U.S. spending on ‘ghost schools’ in Afghanistan

Probes started into potential U.S. spending on ‘ghost schools’ in Afghanistan Officials in Washington and Kabul are examining whether U.S. funds were spent for schooling in Afghanistan that never occurred By Julia Harte 3:15 pm, June 18, 2015 Updated: 10:26 am, … Continue reading

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Watchdog: U.S. may have spent taxpayer dollars on Afghanistan schools that didn’t exist

powerpost Watchdog: U.S. may have spent taxpayer dollars on Afghanistan schools that didn’t exist ; The special inspector general wants to know “how much U.S. money may have been spent on ghost schools, ghost teachers, and ghost administrators.” Washington Post.com … Continue reading

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SIGAR : PENTAGON REFUSING TO COOPERATE ON TASK FORCE

SIGAR : PENTAGON REFUSING TO COOPERATE ON TASK FORCE Inside the Army 15 June 2015 The Defense Department is refusing to answer questions about a business task force that may have wasted as much as $800 million, stating that the … Continue reading

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SIGAR: We built an Afghanistan they can’t afford

Sunday, June 14 at 9:30pm ET Compass SIGAR: We built an Afghanistan they can’t afford John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, explains how so much taxpayer money was wasted June 17, 2015 1:45PM ET by Sheila MacVicar … Continue reading

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The Battle for Afghanistan Will Be Decided by Development

The Battle for Afghanistan Will Be Decided by Development by Sam Ehrlich May 21, 2015 An Afghan girl works on a wheat field in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan May 14, 2015. (Parwiz/Courtesy Reuters) By Sam Ehrlich Afghan development is more critical … Continue reading

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