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CSPAN, Other Outlets Report on SIGAR Event at Stimson

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On January 10th 2013 , Stimson hosted  the event 
Challenges Facing the
US Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan
. The event featured remarks by
Mr. John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and
was followed up by a panel discussion featuring several experts on the reconstruction efforts. Mr. Sopko’s address at the Stimson Center 
covered many of the challenges facing U.S. involvement in the country and was
his first on-the-record, public speech since taking office in July 2012.

Several media outlets reported on Mr. Sopko’s

General Speaks on Challenges Ahead in Afghanistan
(C-SPAN coverage)

Special IG for Afghan reconstruction
cites rampant fraud, waste
, Stars and Stripes)

Afghanistan inspector blasts Pentagon, USAID waste
(Charles S. Clark, Gov. Executive Media)

U.S. Says
Buildings Missing In Afghanistan
(Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe)

Chief Auditor Decries Waste, Fraud
in Afghanistan Reconstruction Spending
(Dan Parsons,
National Defense Magazine)

reconstruction failing in Afghanistan, IG says
(Amer Taleb,
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire)


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