Would you withhold $4 billion in aid to Afghanistan?
Gen. David Petraeus wants the aid as a tool to help win the war. But a House panel, citing widespread corruption in Afghanistan, voted to withhold the aid.
Allegations that Afghan officials and foreign contractors are stealing much of the country’s foreign aid has compelled a House committee to vote down a request for $4 billion in US aid. But Gen. David Petraeus says the money is needed for the counterinsurgency strategy against the Taliban and for quick development of the country.Skip to next paragraph
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Will withholding the aid force President Hamid Karzai and other top officials to crack down harder on corruption? Can the country's culture of corruption be curbed quickly?
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