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Afghanistan Watchdog Says Records for $475M in Fuel Purchases Shredded

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Records for $475 million in fuel purchases for the Afghan National Army have been shredded, according to a new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Reuters reported that the U.S.-led NATO command that is training the Afghan army shredded the documents and was also unable to provide over half the documents the SIGAR office requested for its audit. In addition, "The training command has also not been tracking whether the fuel it delivers to the Afghan army is actually used or stored, leaving officials unable to determine whether any of it was stolen."

The lack of controls on the fuel and related documents present an opportunity for significant fraud, waste and abuse, which has already plagued the reconstruction effort.

Read more at Reuters.

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By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Contract Oversight

Related Content: Department of Defense (DOD), Iraq & Afghanistan Reconstruction Contracts, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Waste

Authors: Andre Francisco

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