SIGAR Says Generals Need Contractor Suspension Powers

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan, testifying before Congress on Thursday on NATO's efforts to supply fuel to the Afghan military, recommended giving U.S. military commanders more authority to crack down on lax oversight and corruption, including the ability to suspend war zone contractors.

John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, told a House Oversight subcommittee that U.S. and NATO officials in Afghanistan shredded more than four years of financial records showing how $475 million in U.S. funding was spent on fuel...
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