US funds fed corruption in Afghanistan, eroding security fighting Taliban – report

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Two main causes of Afghanistan’s staggering levels of corruption are the sheer volume of aid and lack of oversight, new report by a US Congress watchdog says

From the very beginning of its intervention in Afghanistan, the US sabotaged its own efforts by feeding corruption in the country’s government and the security forces meant to fight the Taliban, according to a new report by a US Congress watchdog.

“Corruption undermined the US mission in Afghanistan by fueling grievances against the Afghan government and channeling material support to the insurgency,” says the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) in the report released on Wednesday.

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