US program to supply Afghan military with fuel is in shambles — $475 million in fuel records shredded, according to SIGAR
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The $1 billion US program which is supposed to supply fuel to the Afghan military is in a shambles, with evidence of theft, loss and diversion of the money. The latest disturbing report from the Special Inspector General for Iraqi Reconstruction, John Sopko, claims that there is no way to know how much of this fuel is being diverted to insurgents, or lost, stolen, wasted, or anything else.
Incredibly, the SIGAR staff is having difficulty auditing the fuel records because someone shredded the financial records for $475 million in fuel payments over the past 4 years. The SIGAR also pointed out that nobody seems to know how many generators and vehicles the Afghan security forces actually have and how much fuel is actually needed for them.