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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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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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Fuel to Afghan forces may have violated Iran sanctions

Amid speculations that the US funds could have been used for fuel purchases from Iran, US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction urged the Pentagon to enhance oversight of how US money is being spent. According to General John Sopko,

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Rare natural resources discovered in 24 regions of Afghanistan

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed 70% of survey for the purpose of detecting and obtaining information on Afghanistan’s natural resources. According to an official from USGS, Afghanistan is the only country where survey on minerals is carried out

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