Eighteen Years and $132 Billion: Taking Stock of U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan
This event provided an assessment of the latest challenges facing the $132 billion U.S. reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.
John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), recently returned from a visit to Kabul and shared his thoughts on what a potential peace settlement may mean for the future of the reconstruction mission. He also discussed ongoing efforts to combat corruption in Afghanistan, and he spoke about SIGAR’S new assessment of Afghanistan’s anti-corruption activities.
Additionally, he highlighted the conclusions reached to this point by SIGAR’s lessons learned program through its research and evaluations of 18 years of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.
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Middle East Program
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