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December 11, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

$500 Million Worth of Planes Collecting Dust



C-27 Spartan A collection of 16 airplanes paid for by the U.S. Air Force is collecting dust at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan after being deemed nonfunctional due to consistent maintenance issues.

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Topics: National Security

November 18, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Pentagon-Funded Clinic Closes in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A hospital in Afghanistan that received a $750,000 investment from the Pentagon and hoped to be a model for quality, low-cost medical care is shutting down six years after it opened.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 14, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Company Linked to Terrorism Gets U.S. Contract Work



ABC News The Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found that contractors supporting the insurgency continue to receive U.S. funds and access to U.S. facilities.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 8, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Tiny Bubbles: Afghan Reconstruction Oversight Shrinks



Oversight in Afghanistan 2014 The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction is predicting an oversight access gap in the future. The troop drawdown is going to make it impossible to oversee many reconstruction projects that have been completed or are under construction.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 28, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Afghanistan Withdrawal Means No Oversight of U.S.-Funded Projects



Contract Oversight The Washington Post discovered at least 15 taxpayer-funded reconstruction projects, worth over $1 billion combined, expected to continue past Obama’s projected Afghanistan withdrawal date.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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