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Afghanistan: U.S. Taxpayer Spending $85 Million for Unusable ‘Ghost Hotel’ Project

Afghanistan: U.S. Taxpayers Spending $85 Million for Unusable ‘Ghost Hotel’

Not only has the U.S. government wasted $85 million to construct a major hotel and an apartment building in Afghanistan deemed abandoned and uninhabitable, American taxpayers are also footing the bill for security at the buildings, located near the U.S. Embassy, according to an Afghan reconstruction watchdog agency appointed by Congress.

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Watchdog: U.S. Combat Mission in Afghanistan Continues Despite Obama Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military fighting the war in Afghanistan, now in its 15th year, has been drawn into combat against a resilient Taliban a year after President Obama said American troops had ceased their combat mission in the country, reports a watchdog agency appointed by Congress.

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Afghanistan: Faulty USAID GPS Data May Expose U.S.-Funded Hospitals to Attack

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided inaccurate location data for at least 22 hospitals in the Afghanistan province of Kabul, placing the health facilities at risk of suffering the same deadly fate as the Doctors Without Borders medical center, according to a watchdog agency appointed by Congress.

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Watchdog: U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Killed Due to Contractors’ Poor Oversight

Poor oversight of government contractors in Afghanistan paved the way for insurgents to plant roadside bombs under highways and embankments that ultimately killed and wounded U.S. troops, according to a congressional watchdog tasked with rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse in American taxpayer-funded projects to rebuild the war-torn country.

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Watchdog: Afghan Forces Worse Fighters than They Were Six Months Ago

The Afghan national police and army forces are experiencing a decrease in their capability to fight the Taliban less than a year after they took the lead of combat operations from the U.S. military, reports a watchdog agency appointed by Congress.