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    Afghanistan Weapons Program

    Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on weapons contracts in Afghanistan. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), outlined several issues…

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    Afghan Security Forces

    Several Defense Department officials provided status reports and offered assessments of the Afghanistan National Security Forces in a hearing of the the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending

    John Sopko talked about a report on Afghanistan reconstruction spending. According to the report, despite billions of dollars spent on salaries for Afghan National Army forces, the Pentagon does not know how many forces…

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    U.S.-Funded Reconstruction in Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about the most recent special inspector general’s report on overseeing U.S.-funded reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and on counternarcotics efforts in that country. This program was part of…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Charles Johnson and John Sopko testified on U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. John Sopko told committee members that a lot of money spent on Afghanistan reconstruction projects…

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    Q&A with John Sopko

    John Sopko talked about his role as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and discussed how American taxpayer dollars were spent on reconstruction in Afghanistan. Over…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko provided an update on the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and addressed future operations in the region and…

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    Foreign Aid to Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about an analysis by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) of U.S. funds directly given to the Afghan government. Mr. Sepko said the audits conducted by USAID…

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    Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

    Drug enforcement officials testified on the illegal drug trade in Afghanistan and the future of counternarcotics efforts as U.S. military forces continued to withdraw from the country.…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR), described his latest report showing that approximately $34 million was spent on a new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. He responded…

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    Afghanistan Reconstruction

    John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the…

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    John Sopko on Afghanistan's Reconstruction

    Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the specific goals of the inspector general and outlined seven key questions facing the U.S.…

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    U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan

    John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that…

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    Global Efforts to Combat Terrorism

    Peter Bergen, Michael Scheuer, and other participants talked about America’s future in the efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were intelligence issues surrounding…

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    Global Weapons Production

    The subcommittee heard testimony recommending responses to the creation and storage of nuclear weapons material in the former Soviet Union.

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    Communist Defectors

    The subcommittee heard testimony on government handling of Soviet and communist bloc defectors, focusing on the information these defectors possess and how our society could better utilize…

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