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$43mn of US taxpayers gone towards a single gas station in Afghanistan

A shocking report from military watchdog Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) shows that the Department of Defense (DOD) has spent almost USD 43mn on a single compressed natural gas filling station in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. SIGAR reported to Congress

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Lavish trainings for Afghan jewelers were a waste: Pentagon

Afghanistan’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR) has chided over the ‘imprudent spending’ of the Pentagon on Afghan gem industry, and identified it as yet another waste of US taxpayers’ money. The US government had earmarked funds for the growth

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US funding for Afghanistan tops the amount spent rebuilding Germany, Britain after WWII

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, said Afghanistan will continue to receive up to USD 10bn of aid annually from the US after the withdrawal of foreign troops. Sopko said the US had never put such

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SIGAR re-opens probe of Afghanistan’s USD 34M “White Elephant”

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko is reopening probe into the USD 34 million military facility of Camp Leatherneck, known as “White Elephant”, built in southwestern Afghanistan by the Pentagon. According to Fox News, the initial investigation

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SIGAR re-opens probe of Afghanistan's USD 34M "White Elephant"

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko is reopening probe into the USD 34 million military facility of Camp Leatherneck, known as “White Elephant”, built in southwestern Afghanistan by the Pentagon. According to Fox News, the initial investigation

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Where are US dollars going to in Afghanistan?

According to findings by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), as many as 43 companies based in Afghanistan are linked to terrorist networks. A notable example given in the report is a road construction company partly owned by

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Afghan contractor steals $77m in US government funds: SIGAR

By Ahmad Shah Ghanizada The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) following a statement revealed that an Afghan trucking contractor working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan has stolen $77 million in U.S. government funds. The investigation by

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Challenges Facing The US Reconstruction Effort In Afghanistan

In light of plans to transfer security responsibility for Afghanistan to its government by the end of 2014, the United States has a two year window of opportunity to overcome challenges presently facing its reconstruction efforts.  Many of those challenges

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