$18 bn in reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan cannot be accounted for

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The latest audit from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction shows that the Pentagon and other US agencies cannot account for $18 billion that has been allocated for reconstruction projects in Afghanistan.  Read the shocking report:

http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/PressRelease/27Aug2010PressRelease.pdf

Cost of the Wars are Hidden Issue in the 2010 midterm elections

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Why are candidates and voters are not connecting the dots between the problems of debt, deficits, and high government spending with the high cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are driving the record debt, deficits and government spending?

Read our latest thoughts on this published in the Daily Beast on October 27th.  : you can read the article in  full

Stiglitz and Bilmes testimony at House Veterans Affairs Committee: Revised estimate of veterans costs is 30% higher than original projection

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Watch testimony of Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

Read full testimony: http://veterans.house.gov/hearings/hearing.aspx?newsid=632.

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