State Department Gives 87% of Afghan Funds to Only Five Recipients

By: Monday April 28, 2014 9:02 am

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a scathing report showing the Department of State gave a staggering 87 percent of all Afghan reconstruction funds to only five recipients.

In fact, 69 percent of all taxpayer money spent went to just one contractor.

 

House Oversight Chair Wildly Optimistic About Afghanistan Mission; Reality Begs to Differ

By: Monday August 9, 2010 4:10 pm

Rep. Towns, are we really supposed to believe that with the change of a single leadership role in Afghanistan, that these enormous problems with accountability and transparency in DOD contracting and the mission in Afghanistan have changed virtually overnight, that a culture in which lawlessness and corruption has been ingrained for decades has suddenly turned itself around?

More Fallout from McChrystal Failures in Afghanistan: Training Myth Exposed

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 3:23 pm

With the replacement of General Stanley McChrystal as head of US forces in Afghanistan by his commanding officer, General David Petraeus, the fallout from McChrystal’s multiple failures continues.

New Hybrid Military-State Dept. Agency Proposed: Blessing or Boondoggle?

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 4:30 pm

With their function scheduled for phase out as the military’s role in Iraq comes to an end, top folks at office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction propose an new governmental agency — just in time to save their own, um, jobs.

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