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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rethink Afghanistan: 3/4 Of Afghan Corruption Cases Involve Westerners (VIDEO)

One of the biggest obstacles the U.S. faces in stabilizing Afghanistan is the widespread level of corruption throughout the country. A McClatchy report highlights that three fourths of all corruption cases involve at least one Westerner:

Only a fourth of the ongoing corruption investigations by U.S. oversight officials in Afghanistan are strictly targeting Afghan suspects, the top U.S. investigator in Afghanistan said Tuesday in Kabul. The other three-fourths are investigating transactions that involve at least one Western suspect...

..."About 40 percent of our investigations involve procurement fraud," said Raymond J. DiNunzio, the assistant inspector general for the U.S. special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Watch the video from Rethink Afghanistan for more information.

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