Middle East

November 2, 2009

Exclusive: U.S. drafts Afghan 'Compact' it hopes will bolster new Karzai government

The Obama administration has tried to keep its role in drafting a package of reforms and anti-corruption measures quiet in hopes that the ideas can be presented as an Afghan initiative and boost popular support for President Hamid Karzai. Many officials, however, are skeptical that Karzai will carry out the reforms.

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