U.S. construction projects in Afghanistan called into question


A U.S. initiative to spend millions on construction projects in Afghanistan is running so far behind schedule that it won’t be beneficial until after most U.S. troops have left the country, reports The Washington Post.

A report by the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction suggests the Afghan government will have neither the skills, nor the money to maintain many of the projects.

The study questions the U.S. strategy to counter Taliban insurgency by creating roads and power plants. It also raises the question of whether American spending in Afghanistan is helping, or just making things worse.

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