Shooting Ourselves in the Foot in Afghanistan

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 1:48 pm

Did you know the U.S. war in Afghanistan is still going on?

While the American war(s) in Iraq and Syria are the Kardashian’s of geopolitics– can’t get them out of the news, don’t want to look but you do anyway– America’s longest war trudges on. We have been fighting in Afghanistan for over thirteen years now. The young soldiers currently deployed there were barely in elementary school when their dad’s and mom’s kicked off the fighting.

And we still haven’t won anything.

 

Lost Iraqi Billions Found?

By: Monday October 13, 2014 10:00 am

New information from the former Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGAR) Stuart Bowen, reported by perhaps the bravest journalist alive today, James Risen, shows that of the multi-billions of U.S. dollars cash literally shipped on pallets to Iraq in 2003, over one billion was traced into Lebanon (the other billions remain unaccounted for.)

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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