Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Corruption in Afghanistan

An article recently published in Joint Force Quarterly (published by the National Defense University) explores in great detail the corruption that takes place in Afghanistan. Read "Dealing with Corruption: Hard Lessons Learned in Afghanistan", Joint Forces Quarterly 75, by Richard Holdren, Stephen Nowak, and Fred Klinkenberger, September 30, 2014. Abstract is below:
"Operation Enduring Freedom has exacted a tremendous cost on the United States in terms of both blood and treasure. By the end of fiscal year 2013, the financial toll had reached $645 billion. While we have made a significant investment in rebuilding Afghanistan, certain actors have seen our sacrifice as an opportunity to enrich themselves by stealing money and material intended to aid in the rebuilding of the country".

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