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UNAMA provides 'good offices' and other key services, including diplomatic steps that draw on the organization's independence, impartiality and integrity to prevent disputes from arising, escalating or spreading. The Mission coordinates international support for Afghan development and humanitarian ...
This month, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released its 38th Quarterly Report to Congress. The news was bad. Without immediate and major changes in the administration's Afghan strategy, Trump will merely be the third consecutive president to preside over a failed war ...

According to Tolo News, While Afghanistan prepares for the start of construction of the Afghanistan section of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline in Herat province, economic commentators on Wednesday welcomed the project and said it was a milestone in the country's economic ...
The audit, conducted by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the watchdog agency tasked with oversight of Afghanistan Reconstruction operations, reveals disturbing evidence of waste, potential fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars. The catalyst for the audit, which I called ...
The categories of now-classified information were tabulated in a memo dated October 31, 2017 that was prepared by the staff of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko. In the judgment of the memo authors, "None of the material now classified or otherwise ...
The secretary also responded to criticism from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, which in its latest report released last week said the Defense Department had instructed the congressionally mandated watchdog "not to release to the public data on the number of districts, and the ...

Following her diplomatic and broadcast experiences, Burgess worked as a consultant on Afghan reconstruction issues at the Department of Defense. She also founded the consulting firm Burgess Belgrave, LLC, providing international strategic planning, communications, and marketing consultancy to the ...
ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for doing too little, too late to stop terror funding, regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries like Russia will complicate efforts to ...
John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), in his report to the US Congress expressed concern that that this worrisome fact has disappeared from public disclosure and discussion. Set up in 2008 under a congressional mandate, SIGAR has been sending quarterly ...
The categories of now-classified information were tabulated in a memo dated October 31, 2017 that was prepared by the staff of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko. In the judgment of the memo authors, "None of the material now classified or otherwise ...
UNAMA provides 'good offices' and other key services, including diplomatic steps that draw on the organization's independence, impartiality and integrity to prevent disputes from arising, escalating or spreading. The Mission coordinates international support for Afghan development and humanitarian ...
Last month, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction released a previously classified report on the Pentagon's enforcement of a law known as the Leahy Law, which bans the U.S. government from assisting foreign forces that have been found to commit gross human rights violations.
That is the only possible conclusion from the news that the Pentagon, for the first time, is now redacting portions of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) reports detailing yet another few months of fiasco. "This is the first time SIGAR has been specifically instructed not to ...
The Defense Department's drug lab bombing campaign against the Taliban financial network this winter has come under scrutiny from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction. According to a Pentagon briefing, the airstrikes, which began in November, were crippling the Taliban 's drug ...
In its regular report, published on Tuesday, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), the US government watchdog for Afghan reconstruction, said it had been instructed by the Department of Defense (DoD) not to release to the public data on the number of districts (and their ...
In addition, the Trump Administration should be condemned if it is attempting to classify the latest Special Inspector General for Afghan reconstruction report on progress in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, the U.S. has important strategic interests in helping to maintain the Afghan government in Kabul and in ...

Last week, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction determined that the military provided funding to Afghan units despite an awareness of such human rights violations. Angelina Jolie, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...
In its latest report on the state of the war, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, or SIGAR, wrote that the U.S. military had ordered it not to publish a range of data about how much territory is under the control of the Afghan government or insurgents -- even though the information is ...
After the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) detailed it was ordered by Resolute Support to withhold key unclassified data on district control and the performance of Afghan security forces in its latest quarterly report, Resolute Support attributed it to "human error." SIGAR ...
US aircraft dropped 653 munitions in Afghanistan in October 2017 and have significantly increased the number of airstrikes in the country, but a recent report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction claims it's not making much of an impact. Air Force photo by SSgt. Divine Cox.
The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, or SIGAR, said in a letter Tuesday the Department of Defense is at fault. It says the DoD told it not to publish information about how much land is controlled or influenced by the Afghan government or by insurgent groups. Continue Reading.
the Pentagon is not releasing some basic facts about the war, like the number of Afghans trained for military service or the number of Afghans killed in combat. And that is a concern for our next guest. John Sopko is the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, and he's come by our studios.
This information was also not included in the report last quarter from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction -- which was set up by Congress to audit U.S. spending in the country's longest-running war. Congress has authorized these Afghan forces to receive $4.9 billion this fiscal ...
For years, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, or SIGAR, has published a quarterly report that includes unclassified data on the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Taliban and the government. In a report published late on Monday, SIGAR said, however, it was told ...
In a previously classified report released this week, the Special Inspector General for Afghan reconstruction (SIGAR) says the Defense Department has made use of an exception to the law that the Pentagon says is crucial to meeting national security objectives. Under the Leahy Law, the Defense ...
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Between 2010 and 2016, the United States military tallied more than 5,700 reports of gross human rights abuses by the military of Afghanistan. That's according to a report out this week from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:.
... for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR). The document features dozens of redactions. It notes that even Afghan units in which pedophilia was practiced were still being funded by the U.S. government. This watchdog entity interviewed 37 individuals and organizations involved in the Afghan reconstruction ...
Afghan commandos forces take part in an operations against the Taliban, IS and other insurgent groups. Photo: Wali Sabawoon / NurPhoto via Getty Images. A report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan reconstruction (SIGAR) reveals that as of Aug. 12, 2016, seven reports of child sexual assault ...
That was among the findings in an investigation into child sexual abuse by the Afghan Security Forces and the supposed indifference of the U.S. military to the problem, according to a report released Monday by the Special Inspector General for Afghan reconstruction, known as SIGAR. The report ...
There has been an escalation of violence in Afghanistan since the end of NATO's combat mission in January 2015, and the government has been steadily losing ground to insurgents and now controls only 57 percent of the country, according to the US Congress' Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction ...
... government forces has reportedly dwindled to just 57 percent. That figure comes from an assessment by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), a body created by the United States Congress to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects ...
"I come here every day and regularly attend classes with the online education center to develop my knowledge and I am calling upon all girls to do so, because Afghanistan's development and progress depend on women's education," she said, adding that she and her classmates are thankful to the ...
Today, Kazakhstan will bring together top diplomats as it chairs a debate on countering narcotics and terrorism in Afghanistan at the UN Security Council today. As president of the council for January, Kazakhstan has taken a keen interest in countering the threat posed by the Taliban and ISIS in Northern ...
$675 million is the latest figure highlighted in a newly released report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, created by Congress to provide objective and independent oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects. The money was lost to "poor planning, contracting, and oversight ...
A report by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction says a program by the Defense Department of the United States has spent $675 million USD to revive the Afghan economy, but it could not provide reliable data on where the money went. "DoD was unable to provide reliable data ...
The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction said that the Department of Defense's program had spent hundreds of millions to ... investments, increased exports, or increased Afghan government revenues," the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) said on ...
UNAMA provides 'good offices' and other key services, including diplomatic steps that draw on the organization's independence, impartiality and integrity to prevent disputes from arising, escalating or spreading. The Mission coordinates international support for Afghan development and humanitarian ...
the Pentagon has instructed the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) to withhold data comparing the number of the country's districts controlled by its government and by insurgents. As such, SIGAR followed the Pentagon guideline and did not include such data in its Jan.
Tehran - Gautam Adhikari, a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress (CAP), says it is "India has been long involved in Afghanistan's reconstruction and attempted recovery." "That role continues. But India's involvement in military operations with the U.S. in Afghanistan seems unlikely at this point ...
India has been long involved in Afghanistan's reconstruction and attempted recovery. That role continues. But India's involvement in military operations with the US in Afghanistan seems unlikely at this point. One major threat that Pakistan holds out is that it could block the ground and air links that the US ...
the Pentagon task force overseeing millions in U.S.-funded reconstruction dollars for was plagued by organizational shortfalls, inadequate or non-existent records of ongoing projects and an overall lack of strategy that led to the waste of millions in American taxpayer funds on failed projects, a key ...
Printer-friendly version. With respect to Afghanistan, the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the major international financial institutions are all caught in a time warp. Dating back a century and a half, this distortion today impedes Afghanistan's development as a normal country. No less, it helps ...
According to the U.S. government's Special Inspector General for Afghan reconstruction, the first female officer cadet class for the ANA began in 2010. As of August 2017, there were a total of 4,500 women in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, representing 1.4% of all personnel. "This is a ...
A new report on pervasive child sexual abuse among Afghan security personnel, prepared by the independent Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), is being suppressed by Pentagon officials. In its place, the Defense Department has issued a highly technical report, which ...
Chinese premier Li Keqiang meets with Afghan government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Sochi, Russia, Dec. 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye). SOCHI, Russia, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday that China is willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan's peaceful ...
"Azerbaijan sees 'The Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process' as an important process of dialogue and cooperation." This process will contribute to the development of Afghanistan," President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated this during his speech at the ministerial conference "Security and Economic Relations in ...
The Afghan government and the German KfW Development Bank signed a financial agreement on Thursday in which Germany will provide 6.44 billion AFs in aid to government. The budget will be allocated to the Afghanistan reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), administered by the World Bank, the German Cooperation with ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) -- The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) earlier this month reported that the Pentagon had suddenly begun classifying data that had been publicly available for years, including casualty rates for Afghan security forces. "We're writing [to President ...
A view of the Gulbahar power substation in Afghanistan.Various infrastructure projects were authorized in 2011 without realistic cost estimates, comprehensive plans for Sustainability and a lack of Afghan government resources to support the plans, a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ...


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