Congress to probe Pentagon's wasteful spending in Afghanistan


Senators will ask the Pentagon next month to answer for millions it spent in Afghanistan on projects like an exorbitantly expensive gas station and private villas for U.S. staff.

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Jan. 20 to look into recent allegations that the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations Projects in Afghanistan wasted significant amounts of taxpayer dollars.

Brian McKeon, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, and John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, are expected to testify.