Afghanistan /æfˈɡænɨstæn/ (Persian/Pashto: افغانستان, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in Central Asia and South Asia. It has a population of around 30 million inhabiting an area of approximately 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and the east, Iran in the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast.Afghanistan has been an ancient focal point of the Silk Road and human migration. Archaeologists have found evidence of human habitation from as far back as the Middle Paleolithic.
Posts about Afghanistan
  • Military, Private Security & Private Military Contractor Whistleblowers

    …. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan and elsewhere. In 2013, a group of Aegis guards sued the company claiming they were forced to work 18 hour shifts. Guard Jason Boatright filed the lawsuit claiming that guards were contracted to work 12 hour shifts but often forced to work longer. While working long hours in combat operations is sometimes unavoidable…

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  • Sleeping with the Enemy? Qui Tam Whistleblower Post

    … that happened thousands of miles away. While the Justice Department and federal courts have tremendous power in the United States, trying to subpoena a person in Afghanistan is nearly impossible. We recently had a declined case involving construction in certain less than desirable neighborhoods of a country on the brink of civil war. The case was declined…

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  • Health Information Coder to Get $5 Million Award

    …, if the government uses your information, you could receive an award of between $15% and 30%. Here, that means Ms. Daniel will receive a check for at least $4,905,000.00. Not a bad paycheck for standing up to greed and fraud. In this case, Sylvia Daniel may have saved lives too! While some believe that Medicaid fraud is a victimless crime, it isn’t…

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  • US Contractors Tagged for Iraq, Afghanistan Reconstruction Fraud

    … Loretta Lynch Makes Good on Promise to Hold Corporate Executives Accountable (False Claims Act Post) The United States spends billions of dollars in the Middle East. While much of the money is spent on military spending, billions are also spent on reconstruction efforts. Much of that money has flowed into war torn Iraq and Afghanistan…

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  • Missing Defense Supplies and Whistleblowers

    … against Supreme Foodservice, one of the largest food and beverage vendors for our troops in Afghanistan. The company paid $389 million in fines and penalties. The case was brought by a whistleblower that received $16,160,000 for his work in coming forward. If the missing 160 Humvees still sounds strange, in 2012, APTx Vehicle Systems paid $3 million…

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