Afghanistan War

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force

Plot Thickens: Pentagon Now Facing More Scrutiny Over $766 Million Task Force
The Pentagon is scrambling to justify its actions in restricting the government watchdog investigating a $766-million task force in Afghanistan — with more controversy seemingly erupting by the day. Now there are allegations that Defense Department officials retaliated against a whistleblower and news of several ongoing criminal investigations.
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Megan McCloskey
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Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program

Watchdog Accuses Pentagon of Evading Questions on $800 Million Afghanistan Program
The watchdog charged with overseeing U.S. spending in Afghanistan says the Pentagon is dodging his inquiries about an $800 million program that was supposed to energize the Afghan economy. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said the military is restricting access to some documents in violation of law and has claimed there are no Defense Department personnel who can answer questions about the Task Force for Business Stability Operations, or TFBSO, which operated for five years.
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Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan

Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan
While visiting U.S. troops at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he supports benefits for same-sex couples, and will fight to get them enacted into law.
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Clinton and Karzai Break Bread at the State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to the Department of State.
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Panetta: US and Allied Forces Have Turned the Tide in Afghanistan

Panetta said the international military coalition has managed to reverse a five-year trend of growing violence. And he said Afghan forces are on track to take the lead for securing the entire country next year.
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Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records

Veterans’ Advocate to Congress: Reconstruct Missing War Records
The leader of a national veterans' advocacy group urged a congressional subcommittee to force the Department of Defense to immediately reconstruct — if possible — missing military field records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Peter Sleeth
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