Thursday, January 30, 2014
Congress Cuts Military and Development Aid for Afghanistan
Congress has cut military and development aid for Afghanistan. The reduction in money is something that happened quietly without a lot of discussion in Congress and no opposition from the Obama administration. Our general officers are strangely quiet as well (do they know it is a losing battle or have they too given up on the Afghans?). Development aid was cut in half and the military saw some significant cuts as well. This could be war fatigue, disappointment in the rampart corruption in the Afghan government, or displeasure with Karzai's antics in regard to his not signing the Bilateral Security Agreement. Read more in "Congress cuts U.S. military and development aid for Afghanistan", The Washington Post, January 24, 2014.