notes that while the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran earlier this year, it granted a waiver under the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA) to allow Afghanistan to use an alternative Iranian route.
According to SIGAR
, Afghanistan cannot afford to maintain the 300,000(+) soldiers currently on payroll.
"This quarter, the U.S.-commanded NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan formally notified SIGAR
that it is no longer assessing district-level insurgent or government control or influence," the report said.
said just 53.8 percent of Afghanistan's 407 districts are in government hands, and experts on Afghanistan say the number is lower still.
According to SIGAR
, earlier this year Afghan authorities controlled or influenced a mere 55.5 percent of the country, which was the lowest figure since the government oversight authority began keeping tabs on it in November 2015.(ANI/Sputnik)
ACCORDING TO A 2015 SIGAR
study, the U.S.-funded Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) "spent nearly $43 million to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) automobile filling station in the city of Sheberghan, Afghanistan." A similar station in Pakistan "costs no more than $500,000 to construct," making the Afghan counterpart some 86 times as expensive.
estimates that poppy farming and related activities provide nearly 600,000 jobs, more than the jobs created by expanding Afghanistan's security forces.
The speech coincided with the release of the SIGAR
report, which examined U.S.
Fuel theft has become a lucrative venture, despite years of effort to curb corruption, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR
, said in a report.
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR
) has recently released a report titled "Lessons from Developing Afghanistan's Security Forces; Lessons from the US Experience in Afghanistan." The report itself is enlightening and frank as world focus remains on the continuing turmoil and conflict in Afghanistan, despite the majority of NATO and US armed forces having withdrawn from this theatre of war.
On Wednesday, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR
) issued a report that strongly criticized Washington for pouring billions of dollars into Afghanistan with so little oversight that it fueled corruption and undermined the U.S.
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