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The last American combat troops are slated to leave Afghanistan in 2014, but the U.S. reconstruction effort will continue. A new report says after the troops are gone, 80 percent of the country will be unsafe or inaccessible for civilian aid workers. So the Pentagon, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development plan to use private contractors and crowdsourcing to oversee U.S. tax payer-funded projects worth billions of dollars. We explore the challenge of delivering aid in Afghanistan after the draw-down.
- Andrew Wilder Vice President for the Center for South and Central Asia at United States Institute of Peace
- Donald “Larry” Sampler Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
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