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Watchdog for Afghan reconstruction fails US review

Watchdog for Afghan reconstruction fails US review

The special inspector general overseeing fraud, waste and abuse in the Afghanistan reconstruction gets a failing grade from a group of peers.
A council of government auditors has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to consider suspending or rescinding the law enforcement powers of the Afghanistan watchdog.
The United States has committed $51 billion to Afghanistan reconstruction since 2001, and plans to raise the amount to $71 billion over the next year.
The auditors' review found the Afghanistan reconstruction inspector general did not meet requirements for firearms and deadly force training, lacked an electronic filing system and did not collect information to measure its performance.
The letter to Holder was signed by Richard Moore of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. The group conducts peer reviews to grade government watchdogs' work.


Updated : 2020-12-02 20:21 GMT+08:00