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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Nooooooo! Iraq Asks U.S. for Marshall Plan Reconstruction Funds

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.01.2017 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Iraq’s Foreign Minister has asked the United States to develop a financial plan for the reconstruction of the country after ISIS, similar to a progr...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

New Details On Wasteful $36 Million Army Facility In Afghanistan Could Threaten Joint Chiefs Nomination | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional watchdog on Wednesday provided new details on a $36 million facility in Afghanistan that was regarded as unnecessary by ...

David Wood

Iraq Reconsruction Cost U.S. Taxpayers $60 Billion, Left Behind Corruption And Waste | David Wood | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In nine years of war in Iraq, 4,448 Americans died and 32,221 were wounded in battle, leaving behind a deeply divided country steeped in...

Contracting Oversight: A Long Way to Go

David Isenberg | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

The report, Final Forensic Audit Report of Iraq Reconstruction Funds, said the precise amount lost to fraud and waste can never be known, but believes it is significant.

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...

Obama to Create Thousands of Jobs: In Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The U.S. is prepared to spend up to five billion dollars to create more jobs for police officers, paying $100-$150k a year. One catch: the jobs are for Iraqis, in Iraq. No Americans need apply.

To Super Committee: Pentagon Corruption in the Millions, Time to Cut Defense Contracting

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With $3.7 trillion already spent by the US on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is painfully apparent that this money is not being spent wisely; in some cases, it is simply being stolen.

On 10th Anniversary of Afghan War, Time to Exit Militarized US Foreign Policy

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

October 7 marks the tenth anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan. After expending $4 trillion and thousands of lives, the US needs an exit from the depressing impasse of its militarized foreign policy.

Amanda Terkel

Embattled Afghan Watchdog Resigns As Calls For Oversight Grow | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arnold Fields, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, stepped down Monday amid widespread congressional dissatisf...

U.S. Leaving Billions In 'Legacy Of Waste' In Iraq, Special Inspector General Says

Los Angeles Times | Liz Sly, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Khan Bani Saad, Iraq -- The shell of a prison that will never be used rises from the desert on the edge of this dusty town north of Baghdad, a hulking...

The Latest on Contractors From SIGIR

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The latest Quarterly Report to Congress from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction has been released. The following are...

Improving the Government-Contractor Relationship

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Isenberg

Let's concede the obvious; the U.S. military cannot function, either in peacetime or wartime, without heavy dependence on private contractors. Let's ...

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.