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Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker

Investigation Into Missing Iraqi Cash Ended in Lebanon Bunker By JAMES RISENOCT. 12, 2014 Stuart W. Bowen Jr., left, a special inspector general who examined corruption and waste in Iraq. Credit Christoph Bangert for The New York Times WASHINGTON — … Continue reading

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SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny

Afghanistan IG Warns Agencies Should Brace for More Scrutiny By Charles S. Clark September 16, 2014 SIGAR John F. Sopko says oversight will continue even after the U.S. winds down its presence in Afghanistan. Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction Though … Continue reading

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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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