Reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan besieged by corruption, poor oversight, says U.S. auditor
'We spent too much money, too fast, in too small of a country, with too little oversight, and with too little knowledge of the country and its operations. And that's a recipe for disaster,' says the American official responsible for monitoring reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
John Sopko, who leads up the U.S. government's Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, sat down with The Hill Times last week to discuss his assessment of development efforts in the war-torn country. He was in Ottawa to give a talk at the University of Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia