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March 4, 2015

By Neil Gordon

SIGAR Publishes Newly Declassified Data



Afghan Security Forces The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction updated its latest quarterly report after the Pentagon bowed to pressure and declassified information about Afghan security forces.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 12, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Waste Disposal in Afghanistan: The Final Word



Incinerators The military's approach to solid waste disposal in Afghanistan was “haphazard and reactive,” not to mention health-endangering, according to a new report.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 3, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdogs Need to Bark About Their Recommendations



Wolf It is important for inspectors general throughout the federal government to track the status of their recommendations and the money recovered for U.S. taxpayers, and to raise a ruckus when their words fall on deaf ears at the agencies they oversee.

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 29, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Darkness Falls on Afghanistan Oversight



National Security SIGAR's latest quarterly report on the Afghanistan reconstruction effort is another example of pointless government censorship.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used



TV Truck Taxpayers paid $3.6 million for television production vehicles donated to Afghanistan that have never been used.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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