John Sopko

Army Contracts with Companies Tied to al Qaeda, Taliban Not Suspended

SIGAR calls on Army to immediately cut ties to groups

The U.S. Army continues to reject recommendations from a U.S. oversight official that it suspend government contracts with 43 individuals and companies believed to be “supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and al Qaeda,” according to a newly issued oversight report.

A Billion Bucks in Bullets

U.S. government has given Afghan National Army more than $1 billion in ammo

The U.S. government has given the embattled Afghan National Army (ANA) more than $1 billion in taxpayer-funded ammunition, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction’s (SIGAR) latest oversight report.

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

SIGAR official: Afghanistan may not be ready to defend itself upon departure of U.S. troops

Afghan security forces remain unprepared to defend Afghanistan despite U.S. expenditures of more than $54 billion on training and equipment, the Obama administration’s top oversight official in Afghanistan warned on Wednesday afternoon.

Footing the Bill for Fraud

Reconstruction funds wasted, stolen in war-torn nation

The Afghan government will need $70 billion in aid over the next decade in order to sustain its security forces and ensure that the war-torn nation does not backslide into terrorism, according to new estimates by the World Bank.