Top U.S. official for Afghanistan reconstruction resigns

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As Vice President Biden prepares to meet Tuesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the White House has announced the man overseeing U.S. funding for that country’s reconstruction has resigned.

President Obama received the resignation of retired Major General Arnold Fields Monday as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction and if complaints from members of Congress are any indication, Mr. Obama is more than likely going to accept it.

Senators have repeatedly expressed concern over Field’s performance as the “SIGAR,” saying he has failed to act as an independent, aggressive overseer of the billions of U.S. dollars dedicated to rebuilding Afghanistan’s infrastructure and providing humanitarian assistance.

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