US Inspector General For Afghanistan Says Problems It Identified Aren’t Being Addressed

The Pentagon has followed less than half of recent recommendations made by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, a report by the watchdog group released Thursday said.

SIGAR has issued more than 200 recommendations since 2014 on how to improve Oversight and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in Afghanistan with the Pentagon implementing 84 of them, the report said.

Some have languished for 20 months or more without being addressed and others are so overdue that SIGAR has determined the Pentagon will never respond, the report said.

The Pentagon did take action but as of February hadn’t fully addressed the recommendations, including one requiring contractors to report human rights violations, the SIGAR report reads.

US Congress established SIGAR in 2008 to audit the government projects, such as Pentagon’s efforts to develop the Afghan military.

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