Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog says U.S. lost $19B to 'waste, fraud and abuse'

By Tony Bertuca / October 20, 2020 at 12:48 PM
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has concluded that at least $19 billion intended to bolster Afghanistan has been either wasted, stolen or misspent. Congress has appropriated approximately $134 billion since fiscal year 2002 for Afghanistan reconstruction. SIGAR, in a new report released today , says it reviewed $63 billion in spending at the behest of lawmakers and found that $19 billion, or 30%, was "lost to waste, fraud and abuse." The new report updates figures and findings from...

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