Afghanistan corruption is widespread. Some activists say efforts to help ordinary Afghans resist the powerful may prove more successful than targeting big names.
In the Afghanistan war, it's quantity vs. quality: The USAID battle for hearts and minds is being lost just as President Obama's 'civilian surge' prepares to more than double annual assistance to $5 billion.
One battle in the other Afghanistan war: How a mismanaged $60 million USAID project alienated those it aimed to help.
First lady makes surprise visit to Kabul ahead of Paris donor conference later this week.