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SIGAR warns of threats to Afghan construction programs

(Last Updated On: December 12, 2014)


US watchdog overseeing rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan warned that with the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan all US construction projects will be at risk.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has warned that as international troops withdraw from Afghanistan they will be increasing hard to keep an eye on reconstruction projects without their protection.
“American taxpayer dollars and our strategic and humanitarian interests in Afghanistan are being placed at unnecessarily high levels of risk by widespread failure to track results, anticipate problems, and implement prudent countermeasures,” the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko said.
SIGAR on Wednesday released a list of seven “high-risk areas” leaving projects vulnerable to waste and fraud as troops withdraw.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) established by US National Defense Authorization Act for FY in 2008.


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