TITLE

Keeping Promises

AUTHOR(S)
Bergen, Peter
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
New Republic;8/12/2010, Vol. 241 Issue 13, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses the promise made to Afghanistan when U.S. forces overthrew the Taliban and so that a new government was installed. Then U.S. President George W. Bush pledged support for the country, but very little has been given since, except for military support. A poll of Afghans revealed that they believe the biggest danger to them is the Taliban, they also believe that poverty and unemployment are important issues. A study has revealed that most of the aid to Afghanistan is not spent on Afghan projects. The article suggests steps that could be taken that would improve the economic situation in Afghanistan.
ACCESSION #
52433300

 

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