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The Afghan Report that Could Have Saved the US Billions

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The Fiscal Times, 13 March 2014

In this article, AAN's recent publication of a 1988 USAID report under the title “Retrospective Review of U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan: 1950-1979” is used as a peg for a story about

AAN's Thomas Ruttig quoted as saying, turning around former ISAF commander General Eikenberry's famous slogan 'where the road ends the insurgency starts': Saying that bigger projects draw more attention from the Taliban, both during and after construction, he comments “You might have the roads finished, but you can’t use them because there are so many attacks going on. Where you build a road, the insurgency [often] starts.”


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