Middle East

November 14, 2010

Flawed projects prove costly for Afghanistan, U.S.

The U.S. is spending billions of dollars to build facilities for Afghanistan's expanding national police and new garrisons for its army. The ambitious program is a linchpin of President Barack Obama's strategy to strengthen Afghan security forces so 100,000 U.S. troops can come home. However, like much of the wider Afghan reconstruction effort, it's faltering.

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