U.S. May Be Funding Taliban, Watchdog Reports

  • A government watchdog told Congress on Wednesday the Taliban may be stealing money from the billions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers meant to help the people of Afghanistan.
  • Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko issued the warning during a hearing before the House Oversight Committee alongside other inspectors general.
  • “Unfortunately, as I sit here today, I cannot assure this committee or the American taxpayer we are not currently funding the Taliban,” Sopko said in his opening remarks.
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