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Congress wants Iraq to repay U.S. expenses

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Iraqis would be forced to pay for U.S. efforts in their country directly or via loans from the United States if any of at least five similar pieces of legislation introduced on Capitol Hill this month is approved.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

U.S. top Iraq inspector faces probes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has opened four probes into alleged overspending and mismanagement at the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Audit: U.S. $1.2B is somewhere in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal audit of a State Department's private security contractor in Iraq showed Tuesday $1.2 billion can't be accounted for in police training expenses.

Iraq energy needs total about $50 billion

BAGHDAD, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Analysts and officials say Iraq's oil and electricity sectors are about $50 billion short of being able to meet demands.

Iraq watchdog sees 'success and failure'

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The special inspector general for Iraq told a congressional committee Tuesday the U.S. reconstruction effort has not failed but there are problems.

Iraq rebuilding needed coordination

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq would have benefited from better planning and coordination between agencies, a Pentagon report released in Washington said.

U.S. official: Corruption threatens Iraq

BAGHDAD, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Oil smuggling and other corruption in Iraq cost $4 billion a year and threaten to bring down the Iraqi government, a senior U.S. official says.

U.S.: Iraq corruption financing insurgents

BAGHDAD, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. monitor of Iraqi reconstruction says corruption in the Iraqi government is running into billions of dollars, money that is financing the insurgency.

Weapons given to Iraqis not tracked

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A report released Sunday says the U.S. military is unable to track thousands of weapons in Iraq.

Official: Halliburton abuses regulations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction says Halliburton has been abusing a law allowing it to keep proprietary information secret.

U.S. audit shows Iraq reconstruction lags

BAGHDAD, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. auditor says reconstruction of Iraq's infrastructure is seriously behind schedule and funding is all but depleted.

Audit: U.S. failed on Iraqi oil security

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- An audit published Monday of U.S. reconstruction work in Iraq shows a security program for the country's oil and electricity infrastructure has failed.

Defense officials: Too much Iraq oversight

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Reconstruction officials complain the special inspector general for Iraq has become a major obstacle to getting the job done, The Washington Times reports.

Attacks cost lives, Iraq oil income

BAGHDAD, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Iraq's Oil Ministry said 138 people were killed in 186 attacks on its oil industry in 2005, costing the government $6.25 billion.

Poor planning hinders Iraq reconstruction

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Government watchdogs say the U.S. government had no comprehensive policy in place for staffing the management of postwar Iraq.
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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen Jr. testifies on Iraq reconstruction before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in Washington on May 22, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. (born 1958), is an American lawyer who serves as the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), a position he has held since October 2004. He previously served as the Inspector General for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA-IG), a position to which he was appointed in January 2004. Mr. Bowen's mission includes ensuring effective oversight of the $61 billion appropriated for Iraq's relief and reconstruction.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Bowen attended the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, earned a B.A. from the University of the South/Sewanee, attended Vanderbilt University Law School, and received a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, where he served on the Law Journal's Editorial Board. He spent four years on active duty as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of Captain and the Air Force Commendation Medal. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Bowen was Briefing Attorney to Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez; and from 1992 to 1994, he was an Assistant Attorney General of Texas, with a litigation practice focused on the prosecution of state licensee regulatory violations and appellate work in state and federal court.

From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Bowen held a variety of positions on Texas Governor George W. Bush's staff, including Deputy General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, and Assistant General Counsel. He was part of President Bush's legal team handling the post-election legal disputes in Florida during November-December 2000; his work helped ensure that overseas military ballots were properly counted. Mr. Bowen subsequently served as Counsel to the Bush-Cheney transition team.

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