A new government report concludes that the US’s ongoing effort — now in its 17th year — to stabilize and reconstruct Afghanistan has been marred by misspending, corruption, and incompetence.
The US has invested heavily in building health facilities in Afghanistan, yet the agency responsible for oversight can’t even locate many of them on the map. When they can find them, they often are in disrepair and lack basic utilities.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning for years that the multi-billion dollar rebuilding effort by the US was awash in waste, fraud and corruption that has helped the Taliban thrive. Why is this kind of issue not at the heart of the 2016 presidential debate?
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko will testify before the Senate today. Here is what he is going to tell lawmakers about a Pentagon money pit.
Check out the latest outrageous waste of US taxpayer dollars for not helping the Afghan people. It truly is like pouring a sack of cash into a sinkhole.