US Aid to Afghanistan Flows Despite Warnings of Misuse

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More than a billion dollars in US aid will flow to the government of Afghanistan in this year alone, despite years of warnings about corruption. Today, the Inspector General, created by Congress and appointed by President Obama, reported that not one of that country's 16 ministries can be counted on to prevent money from being stolen or wasted. John Sopko is Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

Credits

Guest:
John Sopko - Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower