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U.S. projects in war zones are unsustainable, study finds

• Washington Post

Billions of dollars worth of U.S.-funded reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and Iraq could fall into disrepair over the next few years because inadequate provisions have been made to pay for their ongoing operations and maintenance, according to a report to be released Friday by a bipartisan legislative commission.

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan says it “sees no indication” that the Pentagon, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are “effectively taking sustainability risks into account when devising new projects or programs.”


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Comment by Powell Gammill
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No really?  Once the taxpayer's lootings go away so does whatever (whoever) it bought?  I'm sooooo shocked!

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