[ap-intact] INFO: Afghan watchdog says hundreds of millions of dollars paid to contractors unaccounted for

The U.S. government can’t account for several hundred million dollars’ worth of reconstruction funds paid out to dozens of contractors in Afghanistan, according to a new report from Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR found that U.S. officials had data only on about 57 percent of the $795 million spent by ground commanders on the Commander’s Emergency Response Program from 2002 to 2013, attributing the shortfall to mismanagement, not corruption or waste.

Read the story by Paul McLeary, in Foreign Policy. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/31/pentagon-ig-outlines-billions-in-us-afghan-contractor-spending/

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