House Panel Blasts US Grip Over Wartime Fuel Deals

Law360, New York (December 23, 2010, 5:56 PM EST) -- The federal government has failed to properly oversee multibillion-dollar fuel contracts in Kyrgyzstan that support the war effort in nearby Afghanistan, according to a report from a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.

The report, titled “Mystery at Manas: Strategic Blind Spots in the Department of Defense's Fuel Contracts in Kyrgyzstan,” was released Tuesday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's national security and foreign affairs subcommittee.

It found that the U.S. ignored serious allegations of corruption that ultimately played a part in two revolutions...
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