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The Fiscal Times, February 8, 2011: More Upheaval in Oversight of U.S. Spending in Afghanistan

The departure last week of Arnold Fields as the special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction marked another milestone in the troubled, controversial and highly costly U.S. effort to rebuild war-torn Afghanistan. Fields, a highly-decorated retired Marine Corps general, was forced out of his job by a handful of irate members of Congress after nearly three years of overseeing $56 billion of construction projects in Afghanistan — many of which have yet to see the light of day.

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