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Afghanistan and Pakistan: Oversight of U.S. Interagency Efforts
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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GAO has identified Afghanistan and Pakistan as two of the most urgent issues facing this Administration and this Congress. In March, the President announced a strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a broad strategic goal of disrupting, dismantling, and defeating Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan destroying its allies and safe havens in Pakistan and preventing their return to Pakistan or Afghanistan. With additional U.S. resources and attention focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan, there will be additional oversight to ensure the accountability of U.S. efforts. This testimony addresses the following issues 1 GAOs oversight of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2 how GAO coordinates its efforts with its colleagues in the accountability community, and 3 some of the challenges GAO faces carrying out oversight. This testimony is based on past GAO reports and testimonies examining U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These reports and testimonies contain analysis of documents and information from Afghan and Pakistani officials U.S. officials in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Washington, D.C. and representatives of coalition military forces and command, including the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, and international organizations, including the United Nations. GAO has made recommendations in prior reports, but makes no new ones in this statement.
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