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Sunday, September 21, 2014
SIGAR Says Afghanistan's Future is Bleak
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), John Sopko, provided his thoughts on the future of Afghanistan to an audience at Georgetown University on Friday, September 12, 2014. He says that the United States has $16 billion in the pipeline for Afghan reconstruction and aid but that there is inadequate monitoring and oversight mechanisms in place to ensure that it will be spent properly. Sopko states that the United States has to get a handle on sustainability, corruption and narcotics trafficking if it is going to be successful in future efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. Read more about Sopko's presentation at "Afghanistan's Reconstruction Future Looks Very Bleak, IG Warns", Defense One, September 16, 2014.