Rising sectarian violence has hindered Iraq reconstruction efforts, and millions of dollars were wasted, investigators said Wednesday. Stuart Bowen, the special investigator general for Iraq reconstruction, discusses the findings of his audit. Continue reading
Essayist Chris Rose, a columnist at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, talks about the Crescent City and the one question he hears the most these days. Continue reading
A congressional report to be released Thursday has found dozens of Homeland Security Department contracts worth $34 billion were prone to wasteful spending, overcharges, and abuse stemming from an increase in no-bid deals and a shortage of managers.
An anti-American mob in the Iraqi city of Fallujah ambushed a group of contractors Wednesday, beating and dragging four bodies through the streets. The brutal attack came on the same day a roadside bomb killed five Americans west of Baghdad. Continue reading