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Topic - John Sopko
The U.S. could be funding the very terrorists in Afghanistan it is fighting against because of an oversight process that's so bad it's not weeding out businesses connected to insurgents, a top watchdog warned Wednesday.
Up to $45.5 million in salary payments to the Afghan National Police may be vulnerable to theft, according to a new inquiry from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
The U.S. government isn't doing enough to fight corruption in Afghanistan, the top American watchdog for the country said Wednesday, raising the concern that much of the effort and the $103 billion that has been given to rebuild the war-torn nation is being lost to graft.
The fraud, waste and abuse stories from Afghanistan have entered new territory — "ghost workers."
The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said Wednesday he has begun a search for bogus "ghost workers" on the Afghan National Army's payroll as U.S. forces prepare to leave the country.
More than $5 million of taxpayer money went up in smoke because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bought garbage incinerators in Afghanistan that have never been used and are now being dismantled, an investigation found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talk about burning taxpayer money!
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?
Mr. Sopko said he is urging the Pentagon to change the "misguided policy" and to "impose common sense" on the suspension and debarment program.
"It is troubling that our government can and does use classified information to arrest, detain, and even kill individuals linked to the insurgency in Afghanistan, but apparently the same classified information cannot be used to deny these same individuals their rights to contract work with the U.S. government,"