Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Binocular Snapshot for 07/23/2013

The ability of the Taliban and other insurgent groups to shift tactics quickly and often imaginatively explains in part why the U.S.-led coalition has failed to stabilize the country despite the thousands of lost lives and billions of dollars spent since 2001, analysts added.

Resulting in more plundering!

On Tuesday, the U.S. government watchdog Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reported questionable practices in the contracting of “culvert denial systems,” plates that allow water and debris to pass under roads while making it difficult to plant roadside bombs.

At least two Afghan contractors committed fraud by billing the U.S. for nearly $1 million in systems that were either never installed or installed incorrectly, the group said.

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