The Afghan army and especially the police are still not ready to properly safeguard civilians, as 20,000 police have yet to receive training and the force routinely does not investigate civilian deaths at its own hands.
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We should ask more questions about where public and private contributions are going.
It is still difficult to absorb the images. Though I have now heard from my family members, I experience symptoms of trauma, mainly dissociation -- my mind seeks sporadic distances from my body.
The aid industry has spent over $2 trillion since World War II to help spur the development of poorer countries, with not enough to show for it.
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