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Topic - John Sopko
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.
The fraud, waste and abuse stories from Afghanistan have entered new territory — "ghost workers."
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 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 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?
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.
Tee Hee, Oddjob and Jaws are just a few of the best evil lackeys to challenge the mighty 007.
The watchdog for spending in Afghanistan is warning commanders that a safety system to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs is incomplete or inadequate.
"This is a chance for an election, a new government," said John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. "We're hoping for the best."
John Sopko, the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction effort, said in a letter last month he was increasingly concerned that the U.S. was “unwittingly helping to pay the salaries of non-existent members” of the Afghan National Police.