23 ianuarie 2022

USAID Contractors Denounce Agency’s Betrayal of Thousands of Afghans Who Carried Out Its Mission

theintercept.com

Last October , the top official at the United States Agency for International Development, Samantha Power, got on a call with the agency’s contractors in Afghanistan. Weeks earlier, the Afghan government that the U.S. had spent 20 years and $145 billion to build had capitulated to the Taliban in spectacular fashion.After the last U.S. troops had left the country following a chaotic and deadly evacuation, USAID encouraged its partners to use remaining program funds to ensure the safety of their [...]