5,924. 6/15/2004

In June 2004, “the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report that said the State Department lacked a full operational strategy for Afghanistan or ‘an annual consolidated budget’ that would show all U.S. assistance to the country. ‘Expenditure data was not available and consequently, it is difficult to determine the extent to which U.S. assistance dollars are being used to achieve measurable results on the ground in Afghanistan,’ the report said.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Page 194

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