The United States leaders persistently ignored warnings that Afghan government’s high levels of corruption would undo the rebuilding process, according to reports.
American officials received persistent, stark warnings that Afghanistan’s entrenched culture of official corruption would undermine their efforts to rebuild the country after the West’s military invasion 15 years ago, according to recently declassified diplomatic cables and internal government reports.
But the US officials in charge of rebuilding the country largely failed to heed these alarms, according to their own assessments. Afghanistan’s corruption, said Ryan Crocker, the U.S ambassador from 2011 to 2012, in a newly-released interview with a team of official auditors, was “the ultimate point of failure for our efforts.”
In this episode of Farakhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with the following guests
Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, military analyst
Mohammad Dawoud Asas, advisor to CEO