Al-Qaida warns of more Iraq attacks

BAGHDAD, March 20 (UPI) -- Attacks on Shiite neighborhoods Tuesday in Baghdad are only the beginning of al-Qaida's vengeance, the terrorist organization said.
Iraq better off after invasion, U.S. says

Iraq better off after invasion, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- There are complex challenges remaining for Iraq but the country is better off than it was under Saddam Hussein, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
U.S. clout hurt by Iraq War, scholar says

U.S. clout hurt by Iraq War, scholar says

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- The aftermath of the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq has left Washington with diminished clout in the region, a Middle East scholar write.

U.S. audit finds 'lost potential' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government and its people "lament the lost potential" promised by billions of dollars of U.S. financial support, an inspector general report said.

U.S.: Iraq's oil wealth good for region

BAGHDAD, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government says it would regrettable should Turkey be excluded from the full benefits of oil reserves from neighboring Iraq, an envoy said.

Iraq warns Gazprom over Kurdish deals

BAGHDAD, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government said it considered unilateral deals between Russian energy company Gazprom and the Kurdish government to be illegal.

U.S. report gives mixed view on Iraqi oil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. inspector general report takes note of progress made in Iraq in terms of internal oil disputes, but said rivalries among various factions "remain tense."
Audit gives poor marks to Iraq

Audit gives poor marks to Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Iraqi indecisiveness and poor capacity from the U.S. government doomed a training program for Iraqi police officers, an auditor said.

Iraq reconstruction funds accounted for

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Nearly $6.6 billion in funds for Iraq reconstruction that had been missing has been accounted for in a U.S. audit, officials said.
N.Y. Federal Reserve mum on missing Iraq funds

N.Y. Federal Reserve mum on missing Iraq funds

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- New York's Federal Reserve Bank won't tell how much it sent Iraq after the U.S. invasion, said an official investigating millions of dollars in missing funds.

Iraq report: $2.6B missing in action

BAGHDAD, July 27 (UPI) -- The inspector general for U.S. Defense Department spending in Iraq said $2.6 billion of Iraqi reconstruction funds is missing in action.

Report finds waste in Iraq reconstruction

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure after the 2003 invasion have been fraught with billions of dollars in waste, an official says.

Problems plague Iraq wastewater plant

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A wastewater treatment plant meant to symbolize U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure is over-budget and behind schedule, officials say.

Iraq funding lacks accountability

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- An audit by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction found billions of dollars of Iraqi reconstruction funds went unused.

Report: Iraqi military far from ready

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Statistics on the strength of Iraqi security forces are unreliable and the country is unprepared to handle its own security, a U.S. inspector general said.
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Stuart Bowen
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)

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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