WASHINGTON -- The U.S. spent millions of dollars for what amounts to a ghost building.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent almost $7.5 million constructing the headquarters for Afghan border police in the Kunduz Province for 175 officers and staff. Only a dozen Afgans were on-site during a recent inspection.
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, says it appears most buildings are unused and abandon. Testifying before a house subcommittee on oversight and government reform this week, Sopko said it's time to re-evaluate the $100 billion being spent on the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Now is the time," Sopko said. "We have this opportunity. It's a limited amount of opportunity. It's an important opportunity to stop and reaccess, all of that money hasn't been spent, and make a determination. Is it worth the risk?"
The Washington Guardian has awarded this week's Golden Hammer to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to ensure that taxpayers got their best investment.
The Army Corps of Engineers seemingly failed to do something basic. You can read more on the Washington Guardian website