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Widespread corruption, lagging capabilities continue to thwart Afghan progress

12 January 2017

Corruption and struggling security forces are continuing to hinder Afghanistan's development and jeopardise costly and hard-won security gains made there over 15 years of war, the US Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) warned in a new 'High-Risk Report'.

In 2014 SIGAR issued an initial High-Risk Report for the incoming Congress regarding issues in Afghanistan that required special attention. Two years later many of those same issues remain unresolved.

"As much as I wish I could say much has improved in Afghanistan over the past two years, I cannot," John Sopko, the SIGAR since mid-2012, said during 11 January remarks.

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