USAID Must Boost Oversight Of Afghan Spending, Reps. Hear

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development continues to struggle with oversight of U.S. spending on reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, even as it pivots away from managing contracts toward more direct aid to the Afghan government, witnesses told a House panel Wednesday.

Since 2002, the United States has spent nearly $90 billion to help stabilize Afghanistan and build its government, witnesses from the Government Accountability Office told the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations. Even with 10 years experience in Afghanistan, the GAO found "systematic...
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