Saturday, April 4, 2015

SIGAR Sidelined?

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was replaced by Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The Department of Defense (DoD) has named a new Inspector General for the re-named operation in Afghanistan. The DoD maintains that this is a new contingency operation and therefore they need an IG. However, some in Congress are crying foul - saying this is an attempt to sideline the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR has made enemies within the Pentagon with its very factual and hard-hitting reports about the waste involved in the billions of dollars spent on Afghan reconstruction and the corruption within the Afghan government, Afghan National Security Forces, and ministries. The Pentagon would love to get rid of SIGAR as they continue to receive a beating from that organization.

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