The US and Afghanistan are nearing confirmation of a security deal that is a priority on both sides. As the bilateral negotiations finally produced mutually agreeable language, President Obama reassured President Karzai that American forces would "respect the sanctity and dignity of Afghans" but did not apologize for the US military presence (as many reported had been requested).
One Afghan hospital has exceeded its budget by $1 million, is two years behind, and (in the case of fuel) overpaid taxpayer dollars by 9,900%. According to a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, the $14.6 million hospital USAID is funding in Afghanistan is a massive management failure.
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