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Filling a void

The U.S. military and contractors have been providing basic services in Kandahar, Afghanistan, because many decisionmakers in local government are absent.

The U.S. military and contractors have been providing basic services in Kandahar, Afghanistan, because many decisionmakers in local government are absent.

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Afghan government falters in Kandahar
Article | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - Despite months of American prodding, the Afghan government has failed to fill dozens of key positions in Kandahar, leaving an ineffectual local administration that U.S. officials fear will cripple the battlefield progress the military says it is making in the Taliban...
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Corrupt leaders trump Taliban in Afghanistan
Article | KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - When Ghulam Haider Hamidi left a comfortable life as an accountant in Northern Virginia after 30 years to become mayor of his native city in southern Afghanistan, he knew he would be landing in the center of a war that pits a radical Islamist militia against some of the...

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