May 7, 2014

How Afghan Corruption Beat the U.S. Military

R. Jeffrey Smith, Slate

The Associated Press

The Pentagon wasn’t just defeated by the country’s graft—the Pentagon made it worse.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan


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