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Why Don't the Candidates Talk About Afghanistan?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Heading into its sixteenth year, with no endpoint in sight, America's longest war is its least talked about. Afghanistan has not come up in any Repu...

Pentagon May Have Wasted Millions Renting Afghanistan Villas

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Nearly $150 million in U.S. taxpayer funds may have been misspent on unnecessary housing and security for an ultimately doomed Pentagon effort to revi...

The Pentagon Spent Nearly $43 Million On A Gas Station In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense spent almost $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan that would have cost up to $...

Jessica Schulberg

USAID May Not Even Know Locations Of Clinics It Funds In Afghanistan, Watchdog Says | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government oversight agency reported on Wednesday that the U.S. Agency for International Development provided inaccurate or incomplet...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Were Schools A U.S. Win In Afghanistan? Maybe Not So Much. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Afghanistan's situation already looking more precarious than ever because of a re-energized Taliban insurgency and potential Islami...

It's Time to End Corruption Complacency

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Frank Vogl

There is too great an acceptance of overseas corruption across the foreign policy establishments in our country -- from Congressional committees to the White House, State Department, CIA and Pentagon, to think tanks and the establishment media

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan Special Investigator Drops Hammer On State Department Waste | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home

ISTANBUL -- The special investigator tasked with assessing America's deployment of resources in Afghanistan over the past decade launched a trio of da...

Eugene Mulero

Watchdog: 'We Don't Even Know What We Spend' On Afghanistan Reconstruction | Eugene Mulero | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top watchdog in Afghanistan said Thursday that the U.S. is potentially paying the salaries of nonexistent Afghan police officers, du...

Matt Sledge

As Afghanistan Drawdown Looms, Inspector General Warns Of Graft | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

America's watchdog for Afghanistan is watching the country slip away. "Every time I visit, I am told by people that we are succeeding," says John S...

Matt Sledge

The U.S.'s $7 Billion War On Drugs In Afghanistan Is A Failure | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The top watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan testified Wednesday that the counternarcotics situation there is "dire" and warned of the emergence ...

Amanda Terkel

Top Army Watchdog Signed Off On Unwanted $36 Million Complex In Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Currently sitting in southwestern Afghanistan is a 64,000-square-foot military complex that commanders say they never wanted and haven't...

Amanda Terkel

$200,000 Wasted On Afghanistan Medical Clinic That Was Poorly Built, Never Used | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has wasted almost $200,000 on a medical clinic in Afghanistan that was built improperly and sits unused nearly two y...

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan At Greater Risk Of IED Attacks Due To Contractor Fraud | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan are facing a greater threat from roadside bombs due to shoddy and incomplete work on a major highway by contr...