A U.S. Army soldier patrols near the village of Tarok Kolache where reconstruction efforts were underway, on Friday, April 1, 2011, in the Arghandab River Valley of Afghanistan. A new report on corruption in U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan shows widespread mismanagement of millions. (Flickr / ISAF Regional Command-South / Ensign Haraz Ghanbari)
05 Aug 2015

Special Investigator’s Report Details US Corruption In Afghanistan

Late last month, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a blistering report detailing millions of dollars of waste, fraud, and abuse in the US and coalition reconstruction effort in Afghanistan. The report, issued to Congress on July 30th, presents the results of a series of investigations conducted by SIGAR that revealed $37.4 million in “questionable costs” in the last quarter of the year — those costs lead to a total of $279.5 million in questionable costs identified by SIGAR to date.

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