Washington, May 1: A report released by the US military reportedly details out how rampant misuse of US aid in Afghanistan has hampered the US war effort, a new report from Pentagon has revealed.
The study commissioned by Gen. Joseph Dunford, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, says that the US government has unintentionally empowered warlords and fostered corruption in Afghanistan.
The initial US focus on defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda created mutually dependent relationships between the US government and Afghan warlords “that empowered these warlords” and “expanded their opportunities for financial gain,” according to the study, which was produced by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “lessons learned” department, The CS Monitor reports.
According to the report, a “deluge” of military spending that “overwhelmed” the Afghan government’s ability to absorb it and later encouraged spending habits and graft that impeded the US war effort. (ANI)