Millions wasted in Afghan reconstruction projects, finds report
Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, a report to Congress says.
John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction, found that project “planning, co-ordination and execution” was weak.
Security costs were likely to rise in the short-term, it added, as private companies hand over to Afghan forces.
The US plans to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
The quarterly report released on Monday also found that several construction projects were so far behind schedule that they were unlikely to be up and running before US troops leave the country.
Americans are going to find that this little incursion is going to be a lot more costly than was ever thought dragging the American financial situation over the precipice.