USAID spends $14 million a year to fly empty plane seats in Afghanistan

June 22, 2011

Over at the Federal Eye, Lisa Rein reports that the U.S. Agency for International Development is paying a charter airline in Afghanistan $14 million a year for flights its employees never took.

An audit by the agency’s inspector general has drawn a strong rebuke from Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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