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In Afghanistan, Security Incidents And Civilian Casualties At Record Highs

A new report from a U.S. government watchdog paints a bleak picture of Afghanistan's security and corruption issues, as the U.S. considers sending more troops.

As the U.S. considers sending more troops to Afghanistan and reviews its current strategy there, a new report from a U.S. government watchdog paints a bleak picture of the country's security and corruption issues.

Congress has appropriated more than $117 billion total to Afghanistan reconstruction efforts, and 60 percent of that has gone to the support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). At the same time, Taliban militants have gained territory during this past year

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