The U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John F. Sopko, said Wednesday that billions of dollars in reconstruction assistance to that war-torn nation are being lost to graft and corruption. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John F. Sopko, said Wednesday that billions of dollars in reconstruction assistance to that war-torn nation are being lost to graft and corruption. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)