Record U.S. tax money spent in Afghanistan: Record waste, fraud and abuse?

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We’ve spent more of our tax money trying to help rebuild Afghanistan than we’ve spent on any other single country in history: $120 billion and counting. Unfortunately, that includes billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse according to Inspector General John Sopko, an Obama appointee. And now he’s facing a new obstacle in tracking how our money is being spent: the U.S. military has classified much of the information he needs to make his assessments. That’s our cover story this week on Full Measure.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko, an Obama appointee

We’re also reporting from Israel about their own “wall” built a decade ago to stop Islamic extremist suicide bombings. Did it work? The architect of Israel’s wall speaks with us to see if we can learn some lessons from their experience.

A section of border fencing along the U.S. southern border

And one big promise in the new tax code is a provision that’s supposed to entice corporations to come back home to the U.S. and leave those offshore tax havens behind. Joce Sterman looks at how that will work and whether we may all benefit.

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2 Responses to “Record U.S. tax money spent in Afghanistan: Record waste, fraud and abuse?”

  1. Traci Ann Denny
    February 8, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    Please watch all this important information for this knowledge IS power when it comes to gvnmt corruption. Thank you for all your hard work and I will also follow up on Marcy Wheeler. Thank you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H70mUdZ3pWQ

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