U.S. Grip on Afghanistan Unravels, Terrorists Make Most Gains Since 2001

About a third of Afghanistan under insurgent control

AfghanistanTerrorists in Afghanistan control more territory than at any time since 2001, as America’s grip on the country continues to unravel amid an unprecedented spike in violence that has made Afghanistan more dangerous than ever, according to a new government oversight report.

U.S. Refuses to Stop Giving Contracts to Backers of Afghan Insurgency

U.S. funds also helping Afghans make opium

Troops in AfghanistanThe U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.

U.S. Destroys $500M Planes, Sells for 6 Cent Scrap

U.S. supplied 16 planes to Afghan military

Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force personnel gather near a C-130 transport aircraft during a handover ceremony at the Afghan Air Force Base in KabulSixteen military transport planes bought by the United States government for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) at a cost of nearly $500 million were recently destroyed by the Afghan military and sold for scrap parts at around 6 cents per pound, prompting a government inquiry to determine why millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on the ill-fated program.

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.

Report: Health Alert Issued in Afghanistan Over Waste Disposal

SIGAR suggests usage of $11.5M incinerators instead of open air pits

U.S. military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan have been issued a health alert after an investigation found that the daily disposal of solid waste in an “open air burn pit” at the Camp Leatherneck Marine Corps base is filling the compound with toxic fumes.

US to Spend $771M on Planes Afghans Can’t Use

SIGAR recommends suspending activity on contracts

The U.S. government is about to spend more than $771 million on military aircraft that the Afghan people "lack the capacity to operate," according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog Criticizes USAID

Org cites $70M in waste

The U.S. government’s top oversight official in Afghanistan slammed America’s top taxpayer-funded aid group on Thursday for what it alleged is widespread cronyism and corruption that led to the waste of $70 million in Afghan reconstruction funds.

Afghan Threat

Contractors threaten to ‘blow up’ compound over unpaid fees

Afghan contractors working on U.S.-funded reconstruction projects in the war-torn country have threatened to “blow up a compound of U.S. contractors and government agencies” over their failure to pay some $69 million in fees, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

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.