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Topic - John Tierney
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.
Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation's costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are all but certain to find themselves thrown back into another tumultuous election now that President Obama has nominated Sen. John F. Kerry for secretary of state.
No matter who is elected president, he's likely to find that the next Congress will remain what the current one has been for President Barack Obama — a headache.
"Bryan Bender reported on the Kennedy family's tight-fisted and iron-willed efforts to keep the official papers of Robert F. Kennedy secret. ... For historians and others who care about the Cold War and events of that period, the stakes are high," writes John Tierney at the Atlantic.
"The U.S. lacks oversight and accountability over more than $1 billion in fuel that it has provided to the Afghan Army over the last five years," said the committee's ranking member, Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass.
The Defense Department and NATO "should work together immediately to establish clear guidelines to ensure that this money is not misused," he said in a statement. "These problems must be fixed before the command transfers responsibility for these contracts to the Afghan National Army and provides hundreds of millions of dollars directly to the Afghan government."