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January 30, 2014

By Christine Anderson

Aid Flows Despite Corruption Concerns in Afghanistan



Afghanistan A recent SIGAR report finds that Afghan ministries entrusted with direct assistance from USAID are at high risk of corruption, a fact that USAID doesn't want the American public to know.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 20, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Three Strikes Against Waste Disposal in Afghanistan



Incinerators For the third time this year, the Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found wasteful, possibly life-threatening, waste incineration practices on U.S. bases in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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 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

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