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SIGAR



Bio Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

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Location Arlington, VA
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Account created 11-01-2012 21:55:41
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Twitter Ads Composer : US agencies & implementing partners often failed to consider & mitigate risk that alternative development programs could contribute to increased poppy cultivation & drug production sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : US advocacy for aerial spraying of poppy fields damaged US-#Afghan relations sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : #Afghan drug trade generally treated as separate concern within reconstruction effort. Counternarcotics objectives poorly integrated into design & implementation of development programs & not sufficiently considered in wider context of US strategy sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Weak data & misguided assumptions detracted from efforts to target eradication in areas with greater livelihood opportunities sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Alternative development programming often based on poor understanding of why poppy was grown & failed to address multiple economic roles played by poppy in rural #Afghanistan sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Emphasis on eradication based on weak data & misguided assumptions that inflated policymakers' expectations of what was possible in #Afghanistan sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : #Afghan drug trade undermined reconstruction & security, incuding by financing insurgent groups & fueling govt corruption sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Btwn 2002 & 2017, US govt spend about $8.62B on counternarcotics efforts in #Afghanistan. Despite investment, #Afghanistan remains world's largest opium producer & opium is country's largest cash crop sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : #Afghanistan's potential opium production increased by approx. 164% during reconstruction effort, to 9,000 metric tons to 3,400 sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Over course of reconstruction effort, poppy cultivation rose 340%+, from roughly 74,000 hectares in 2002 to estimated 328,000 hectares in 2017 sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Primary metric for US counternarcotics effforts in #Afghanistan - levels of poppy cultivation - did not effectively assess efforts to cut off insurgent funding sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Even at highest estimated levels, eradication never reached more than 10% of poppy cultivated in #Afghanistan sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Increased interdiction ops in #Afghanistan unsustainable because they depended on temporary influx of US & coalition troops sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Given difficult security & economic environment, particularly in many of largest opium-producing regions, #Afghan drug trade likely to persist for decades sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : Reducing amount of funding insurgent groups receive from opium & heroin trade a key strategic US interest in #Afghanistan sigar.mil/interactive-re…

Twitter Ads Composer : IG Sopko on #Afghan fight against narcotics: If we cannot cure, we must mitigate - in ways that reflect realistic timelines & goals & do not repeat past failures New America sigar.mil/pdf/speeches/S…

Twitter Ads Composer : There are no silver bullets when it comes to eliminating the drug problem in #Afghanistan: IG Sopko New America sigar.mil/pdf/speeches/S…

Twitter Ads Composer : #SIGAR's NEW counternarcotics lessons learned report makes innovative use of GIS imagery which helps us understand whether different programs were coordinated on the ground & what impact they had over time sigar.mil/pdf/speeches/S…

Twitter Ads Composer : Because there is increased chance of success in more secure areas, it is important that the counternarcotics effort is integrated into wider security plans & strategies sigar.mil/pdf/speeches/S…

Twitter Ads Composer : US ambassador to #Afghanistan & commander of USFOR-A must closely coordinate on implementation of the counternarcotics strategy: IG Sopko New America sigar.mil/pdf/speeches/S…