Contract Dollars Still Fueling Afghan Corruption, US Says

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. has spent billions of dollars to train Afghanistan's military and civilian leaders, but corruption fueled by U.S. contract dollars remains a challenge to the state's legitimacy even as newly trained security forces take greater responsibility for the nation's defense, the U.S. government reported Tuesday.

In a semiannual report to Congress, released on the day that President Obama flew to Afghanistan to sign a long-term security agreement with Afghanistan, the departments of Defense and State said that a weakened Taliban insurgency is less able to...
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