Tag Archives: Reconstruction

Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle

Pentagon says no one should be held accountable for $34 million debacle Defense officials say decision to construct lavish facility in Afghanistan was prudent, even though it was never used By R. Jeffrey Smithemail 12:01 am, May 20, 2015 Updated: 12:06 … Continue reading

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Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility

Generals in Afghanistan Failed to Cancel Unneeded $36 Million Facility By Charles S. Clark 11:36 AM ET The 64,000 square foot facility is 98 percent complete and sits empty. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction A $36 million command and … Continue reading

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$36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility

$36 Million Wasted on Unwanted, Unneeded & Unused Facility Today, SIGAR released the results of an investigation into the construction of a 64,000 square foot command and control facility (64K) at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, Afghanistan which was intended … Continue reading

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Boondoggle HQ

G.I. Dough Boondoggle HQ The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed by Megan McCloskey and Vince Dixon ProPublica, May 20, 2015 This is a story about how the U.S. military built a lavish headquarters in Afghanistan that wasn’t needed, wasn’t wanted and … Continue reading

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Is State Dept. Trying to Muzzle Afghanistan Watchdog?

Is State Dept. Trying to Muzzle Afghanistan Watchdog? By Brianna Ehley May 8, 2015 8:15 AM A battle for independence seems to be breaking out between the State Department and the federal watchdog in charge of keeping tabs on the … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Afghanistan Reconstruction: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics Speaking at Cornell’s College of Medicine, SIGAR likens Afghan reconstruction to diagnosing an intractable disease. By Catherine Putz May 06, 2015 The Weill Cornell College of Medicine may seem at first glance to … Continue reading

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SIGAR Speech, “Afghanistan Reconstruction: Fact vs. Fantasy”

SIGAR Speech, “Afghanistan Reconstruction: Fact vs. Fantasy” Today, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko delivered a speech at Cornell University. The speech covered SIGAR’s work and whether or not the things we think we know about … Continue reading

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SIGAR Releases April 2015 Quarterly Report to Congress

SIGAR Releases April 2015 Quarterly Report to Congress Today, SIGAR released its April 2015 Quarterly Report to Congress. The report notes: –U.S. appropriations for Afghanistan reconstruction grew by $2.3 billion to nearly $109.8 billion, and of that amount $14.9 billion … Continue reading

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$488 Million Investment in Afghanistan’s Oil, Mining & Gas Industry at Risk

$488 Million Investment in Afghanistan’s Oil, Mining & Gas Industry at Risk Today, SIGAR released an audit of the $488 million in U.S. assistance to Afghanistan’s mining, oil, and gas industry, administered by DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability … Continue reading

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DOD Spent $2.2 Billion for CERP in Afghanistan & US Transferred 813 Military Bases to the Afghans

DOD Spent $2.2 Billion for CERP in Afghanistan & US Transferred 813 Military Bases to the Afghans Today, SIGAR published a report looking at spending for the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP) in Afghanistan from 2004-2014, as well as an … Continue reading

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