One begins to imagine a final evacuation like that from Saigon, via helicopter atop the U.S. embassy. Afghanistan is not yet there, but Washington's expensive dream of remaking Central Asia almost certainly is dead.
How to track the taxpayer money helping rebuild the country is a key question as budget battles begin this week.
An inspector general says about $150 million was spent on private housing and security for officials who could have cheaply lived on U.S. bases.
"It’s hard to imagine a more outrageous waste of money."
The US has spent some $110 billion on Afghanistan's reconstruction. More than half ($60 billion) has gone to build the Afghan security forces, including the Afghan National Army and the various police forces.
"USAID is working with the new Government of Afghanistan to build a comprehensive, nationwide education system that will
New Details On Wasteful $36 Million Army Facility In Afghanistan Could Threaten Joint Chiefs Nomination
"I take strong exception to allegations that I interfered in the process and demonstrated a lack of integrity or compliance
The Special Inspector foreshadowed the potential classification issue in its October 2014 report, expressing concern over
The new audit doesn't specifically fault DynCorp for any of its efforts, but the company has a long history as a target of
While concerns over reconstruction and the police's payroll are likely to persist after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan at
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who has made oversight in Afghanistan one of her signature issues, told The Washington Post