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Backchannels Do we know how much US money is going to the Taliban in Afghanistan?

The short answer is 'no.' But there are worrying signs to be found in US auditing of its own contracting practices in Afghanistan.

By Staff writer / August 6, 2013

Osama Faisal/AP

Last week I wrote about the clearly frustrated letter John F. Sopko, the US government's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, wrote to Congress about the difficulty the US seems to have with stemming the flow of US taxpayer money to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.