A blog providing news, analysis, insight and commentary on the war in Afghanistan.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
For years the U.S. and its international partners have complained about and tried to reduce the corruption that is rampant in the Afghan government at the national, provincial, and district level. This corruption is pervasive within all of the ministries. And, in addition, it is found at all levels within the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). For just as many years Afghan government and security force leaders have said they are instituting reforms to eliminate corruption. And . . . for just as many years . . . almost nothing has been done by the Afghan government to reign in the graft and corruption - which would lead to better governance, more services to the Afghan people, and more effective national security institutions. Reducing corruption to an 'acceptable level' would also take away one of the main recruiting themes of the insurgents. Read more . . .