Watchdog Criticizes Waste In $4.7B Afghan Base Construction

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A government watchdog on Friday told U.S. military commanders the U.S. Department of Defense is missing opportunities to reduce waste in the building of $4.7 billion worth of construction projects to support the Afghan National Security Forces.

The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction said a review of basing projects for the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police has found the U.S. is currently financing the construction of excess, permanent facilities designed to support a total Afghan force of 352,000 personnel, despite plans by...
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