National Journal reports on Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko’s remarks at the Atlantic Council:

A total of $935 million was stolen from the Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s largest private bank, before it collapsed—with almost all of the money going to 19 people or corporations.

John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, said Thursday that the bank “exemplifies” a key problem facing not only the Afghan government but U.S. aid efforts: corruption.

“Allowing corruption to continue unabated will likely jeopardize every gain we have made over the last 12 years,” Sopko said.

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