How the US funds the Taliban

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September 19, 2011
Boston Globe
by Juliette Kayyem  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"Logistics makes or breaks military success, from preparing the battlefield to fighting the enemy. People, goods, food, and weapons must move fast and reliably; logistics cannot easily be delegated. Handling logistics for the war in Afghanistan is no easy feat, given the distance, weather, terrain, and constant threat of violence. But recent evidence shows that by linking our military logistics planning to a separate counterinsurgency strategy to build up the Afghans, we have created an extortion racket that helps fund the very people we are fighting." (09/19/11)  

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