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

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

[hr]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

[hr]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.[hr]

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