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October 15, 2012

By Neil Gordon

SIGAR Saves Money and Lives



An IED explosion SIGAR protects taxpayer money spent on Afghanistan reconstruction, but it recently issued an alert that could potentially save lives.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 10, 2012

By Andre Francisco

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



Thumbnail of Paper Shredder 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.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

June 14, 2011

By Nick Schwellenbach

Documents Reveal Details of Alleged Labor Trafficking by KBR Subcontractor



KBR Labor Protest In December 2008, South Asian workers staged a protest on the outskirts of Baghdad. The reason: Up to 1,000 of them had been confined in a windowless warehouse without money or work for as long as three months.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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