Pentagon task force on Afghan reconstruction wasted millions: Report

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the President Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

The Pentagon task force overseeing millions in U.S.-funded reconstruction dollars for Afghanistan was plagued by organizational shortfalls, inadequate or non-existent records of ongoing projects and an overall lack of strategy that led to the waste of millions in American taxpayer funds on failed projects, a key government watchdog group claims. In its new review of the…