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Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information
January 31, 2018

Trump’s Way of War in Afghanistan: More Explosions, Less Information

By Catherine Putz
Trump promised a conditions-based approach to Afghanistan. Now the U.S. military is withholding data about the conditions.
Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms
June 22, 2017

Fashion Faux Pas: US Wasted Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

By Catherine Putz
Why choose a forest uniform for a mostly dry and beige country?

To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement
February 02, 2017

To Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan, Fix Procurement

By Catherine Putz
Few things are as unsexy as procurement, except perhaps the phrase “procurement reform.”

What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan
January 12, 2017

What Trump Needs to Know About Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR sums up the challenge in Afghanistan well. Hopefully someone in the new administration pays attention.

Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016

Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations

By Shawn Snow
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support
October 29, 2016

Keeping the Faith: Afghan Women Need Continued International Support

By Catherine Putz
Women’s lives remain difficult in Afghanistan; security and corruption stand as major impediments to progress.

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?
September 29, 2016

Will the World Keep Funding Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
Donors are expected to commit to $4 billion annually, but how will they ensure the aid is effective?
Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?
September 16, 2016

Corruption in Afghanistan: How to Hold Onto Lessons Learned?

By Catherine Putz
A new SIGAR report highlights what the U.S. government shouldn’t forget about fighting corruption.

In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects
March 16, 2016

In Afghanistan, Contractors Paid in Full for Incomplete Projects

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR reviewed 6 years of inspectors reports and found recurring problems in Defense Department reconstruction projects.

Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem
January 13, 2016

Measuring Afghanistan’s Education Problem

By Catherine Putz
An estimated 40 percent of Afghanistan’s children are not in school.

How to Waste Money in Afghanistan: Private Villas and Guards
December 04, 2015

How to Waste Money in Afghanistan: Private Villas and Guards

By Catherine Putz
SIGAR asks if anyone did a cost-benefit analysis before spending $150 million on private villas and guards.
Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban
October 05, 2015

Afghanistan’s Army to Receive More Armored Vehicles to Battle Taliban

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The ANA is to receive 55 additional Commando Select Armored Security Vehicles by February 2016.

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