The chief U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan says he is deeply concerned about the ability of the Afghan military to take over security responsibility when U.S. troops withdraw next year and warned the country could once again become a safe haven for terrorists.
Hospitals that Americans are building to serve local populations in Afghanistan may not be sustainable after U.S. troops leave the country in 2014, the chief U.S. watchdog for Afghan recontruction bluntly warns.
The chief U.S. watchdog in Afghanistan has taken the rare step of issuing a public warning about the safety of structures that Americans built for the Afghan military after the U.S. Army refused to replace flammable materials already linked to three fires.
The government's chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction is warning that U.S. fuel purchases in that country are so mismanaged that American money could be aiding Iran in violation of international sanctions.
"The United States could be the biggest violator of the oil embargo," Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko told lawmakers on Wednesday. "We have no real controls in place.”