Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The future of Afghanistan begins at the end of next year, after U.S. combat troops depart and Afghan forces take over for keeps.
After spending more than a half-trillion dollars, it’s difficult keeping track of the state of the Afghan security forces – army and police – amid conflicting claims about how well, and how many, of them have been trained.
So let’s pick a simpler yardstick – the hospitals the U.S. is building for the people of Afghanistan. There, concrete measures – square footage built, beds provided, how much they’ll cost to operate – are easier to assess.
- Health Care