Afghan Projects Could Undermine Support For US, IG Says

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. strategy to win over the the people of Afghanistan and prevent insurgency by building large-scale energy, road and other infrastructure projects may not only be failing to achieve its goals but may actually be eroding support, according to a report released Monday.

The report by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko said that projects funded by the more than $89 billion U.S. taxpayers have poured into the reconstruction effort may have set up an “expectations gap” by beginning projects that the...
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