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IG: Afghanistan caught in $1 billion tax ripoff of U.S. firms

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Afghanistan,Corruption
The corrupt Afghan government has hit American contractors trying to rebuild their war-torn nation with nearly $1 billion in business taxes despite agreements that the work should be free from local taxes, according to a new inspector general's report. If the administration doesn't fight the money grab, American taxpayers will be on the hook for the bill as contractors pass on the charges. The...