U.S. Can’t Account for $200 Million in NATO Gas Receipts for Afghan Army FuelSubmitted by go213mph on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:23
Thanks to unauthorized shredding of documents, U.S. officials in Afghanistan have been unable to account for about $200 million spent by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on fuel for the Afghan Army over a two-year period.
John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), informed members of Congress that his office can’t confirm that $201 million in taxpayer money was indeed used to purchase gasoline for Afghanistan’s military during 2010 and 2011.
The revelation followed Sopko’s warning three months ago that American and coalition force personnel had shredded fuel purchase records that covered a five-year period. The destruction of the records was not in keeping with government procedures, and occurred after the military had been warned to preserve all documents.