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An Afghan company with ties to the Taliban gained access to a detention facility located on a NATO air base because of poor U.S. government communication and inaction by the U.S. Army, according to the U.S. special inspector general in Afghanistan.
An Afghan company with ties to the Taliban gained access to a detention facility located on a NATO airbase because of poor U.S. government communication and inaction by the U.S. Army, according to the U.S. special inspector general in Afghanistan.
A Pentagon program to prevent the planting of Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, in Afghanistan spent $32 million but doesn’t know if the devices are functioning or were even installed, an investigation by the U.S. top Afghan watchdog found.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan spent $32 million to prevent Improvised Explosive Device attacks after more than 600 troops were killed, but brass has no proof the pricey effort was effective — or even implemented.
A school and education training facility built by U.S.-led forces pose a danger to Afghan students and teachers, including one building that could collapse without warning, the chief American watchdog inside the country warns.
Afghanistan's cash-strapped government has levied nearly $1 billion in suspect taxes and fees on U.S.-funded reconstruction projects and military contractors over the past five years, often in violation of bilateral agreements with Washington, a new audit by a U.S. government watchdog found.
A watchdog in charge of tracking how taxpayer dollars are spent in Afghanistan accused the U.S. government of trying to keep him quiet so that the White House isn't embarrassed by waste and fraud reports.
The chief U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan says he is deeply concerned about the ability of the Afghan military to take over security responsibility when U.S. troops withdraw next year and warned the country could once again become a safe haven for terrorists.
Hospitals that Americans are building to serve local populations in Afghanistan may not be sustainable after U.S. troops leave the country in 2014, the chief U.S. watchdog for Afghan recontruction bluntly warns.
Talk about burning taxpayer money!
The U.S. government may have awarded taxpayer-funded contracts to terrorists and those who support the insurgency in Afghanistan, according to an audit issued Thursday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
The chief U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan has taken the rare step of issuing a public warning about the safety of structures that Americans built for the Afghan military after the U.S. Army refused to replace flammable materials already linked to three fires.
“If you build it, they will come,” is a famous quote from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. But in Afghanistan, the United States is asking itself the opposite question. What if you build it, and nobody shows?
The government's chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction said that billions of dollars continue to be lost due to corruption and fraud, and expressed concerns that U.S. funding is unwittingly helping Iran.
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"Based on the evidence available in these cases, the Army's position is legally dubious, contrary to good public policy and contrary to our security goals in Afghanistan. I urge you to address this flawed approach to protecting U.S. taxpayer interests and work with [the inspector general] to bring common sense to the Army's suspension and debarment program," Mr. Sopko said in his letter.
U.S. and coalition officials need to review companies designated as threats and ban those identified as supporters of the insurgency, the inspector general, John Sopko, wrote to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a Nov. 8 letter released Wednesday.