Afghanistan

U.S. Losing Millions on Crappy Construction in Afghanistan

"The US Army accepted contract construction that is so poor it prevents some multimillion-dollar border police bases from being used as intended."

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Millions of dollars in US funds have been lost due to poor planning and workmanship in projects to help rebuild Afghanistan and billions more could be at risk, according to a US watchdog.

The report by the special inspector general for Afghanistan, John Sopko, warned that handing over security to Afghan forces as the US withdraws its troops would also likely cause the costs of US-funded aid schemes to balloon.

"The United States risks wasting billions of dollars if US-funded development programs cannot be sustained, either by the Afghan government or by continued donor support," said the report released on Monday.

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