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.

Taxpayer Funding of Terrorists

Audit: U.S. funds may have paid for contracts with terrorists in Afghanistan

The U.S. government may have awarded taxpayer-funded contracts to terrorists and those who support the insurgency in Afghanistan, according to an audit issued Thursday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

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.

Afghan Ammo Dump

Report: U.S. spends $288 million on ammo for Afghan National Police

The U.S. government spent $288 million on ammunition for the troubled Afghan National Police (ANP), according to a detailed quarterly report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

An Afghan Scam

Billions lost to waste, fraud, and possible purchase of Iranian oil

Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being wasted in Afghanistan on fruitless reconstruction projects that are awash in corruption and have little government oversight, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).