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Afghan Poverty

A Better Strategy for Afghanistan

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Meaningful economic progress in an Afghan village of 10,000 people could be achieved at around $100 per villager per year, versus the $1 million it costs to station a single soldier. But Obama is ignoring that fact.

While Western Aid Officials Live Well, Poverty Drives Young Afghans To Fight For Taliban

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vast sums of money are being lavished by Western aid agencies on their own officials in Afghanistan at a time when extreme poverty is driving young Af...