Tag Archives: Reconstruction

Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings

July 30, 2015 Exclusive: U.S. Spends Scores of Millions Annually on Unused Afghan Buildings By John M. Donnelly Roll Call Staff July 29, 2015, 3:15 p.m. The U.S. government is spending $110 million a year operating several hundred unused buildings … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding?

Afghanistan Watchdog Agency: Critical Oversight or Overzealous Hounding? By Sean Lyngaas Uploaded on July 29, 2015 John Sopko — the trenchant Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) whose reports track American taxpayer money but whose enthusiasm for embarrassing officials … Continue reading

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In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea

In Afghanistan, SIGAR Says Attaching Strings to Aid is a Good Idea SIGAR’s latest quarterly report stresses conditionality in aid and highlights accuracy problems at USAID. By Catherine Putz July 30, 2015 The latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector … Continue reading

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Quarterly Report to Congress: Setting Smart Conditions for Aid

Quarterly Report to Congress: Setting Smart Conditions for Aid Today, SIGAR released its 28th (July 2015) Quarterly Report to Congress. The report notes: — Since 2002, Congress has appropriated nearly $109.66 billion for Afghanistan reconstruction, and of that amount $11.9 … Continue reading

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PS21 Report: Rebuilding Afghanistan–Transparency and Oversight in America’s Longest War

PS21 Report: Rebuilding Afghanistan–Transparency and Oversight in America’s Longest War By PS21 on July 27, 2015 • ( Leave a comment ) Printer-friendly version here. More money has now been spent on Afghanistan than the post-World War II Marshall Plan … Continue reading

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Watchdog for Afghan Reconstruction Thinks Redactions Are for [REDACTED] Jenna McLaughlin

Photo: Bill O’Leary/Washington Post/Getty Watchdog for Afghan Reconstruction Thinks Redactions Are for [REDACTED] Jenna McLaughlin July 22 2015, 4:30 p.m. John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, doesn’t believe in redactions. If lives are at risk, he says, he … Continue reading

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Special Inspector Gen. Sopko Cautiously Optimistic Over Afghanistan’s Future

July 21, 2015 Special Inspector Gen. Sopko Cautiously Optimistic Over Afghanistan’s Future Afghanistan reconstruction, costing over $110 billion since 2002, is the largest U.S. reconstruction project ever. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

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Watchdog Tries to Verify Coordinates of Afghan Health Clinics; Gets a Surprise

Watchdog Tries to Verify Coordinates of Afghan Health Clinics; Gets a Surprise Jenna McLaughlin July 1 2015, 1:44 p.m. When the official watchdog overseeing U.S. spending on Afghanistan asked the U.S. Agency for International Development recently for details about the 641 … Continue reading

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PENTAGON CONTINUES TO STIFF-ARM SIGAR ON TFBSO INVESTIGATION

PENTAGON CONTINUES TO STIFF-ARM SIGAR ON TFBSO INVESTIGATION Inside the Pentagon 16 July 2015 The Defense Department continues to rebuff investigation attempts by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction into a business task force that may have wasted $800 … Continue reading

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Death, Lies, and Ghost Schools: A Look at the Amazing Failure of US-Funded Schools in Afghanistan

Death, Lies, and Ghost Schools: A Look at the Amazing Failure of US-Funded Schools in Afghanistan By Azmat Khan, BuzzFeed News 09 July 15 The United States trumpets education as one of its shining successes of the war in Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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