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Senate Report Assesses Afghan Aid

The Senate report called for our aid to Afghanistan to be far more sustainable, while questioning whether many of the programs the United States has conducted under the broad banner of “stabilization” have actually made Afghanistan more stable or secure.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a very thoughtful report Wednesday looking at U.S. assistance to Afghanistan just as the Obama administration fiercely debates the speed with which to draw down troops in Afghanistan and a growing bipartisan chorus of members of Congress thinks U.S. involvement in Afghanistan needs to be rethought with the death of Osama bin Laden.

The Senate report called for our aid to Afghanistan to be far more sustainable, while questioning whether many of the programs the United States has conducted under the broad banner of “stabilization” have actually made Afghanistan more stable or secure. Its findings are consistent with many of the themes we here at CAP have been stressing for some time.

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