Nov. 12, 2009
As US Ambassador Casts Doubt on Troop Increase in Afghanistan, New Report Reveals US Indirectly Funding the Taliban
In a last-minute dissent ahead of a critical war cabinet meeting on escalating the Afghan war, US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry has cast doubt on a troop escalation until the Afghan government can address corruption and other internal problems. Meanwhile, a report reveals how the US government is financing the very same insurgent forces in Afghanistan that American and NATO soldiers are fighting. Investigative journalist Aram Roston traces how the Pentagon’s civilian contractors in Afghanistan end up paying insurgent groups to protect American supply routes from attack. [includes rush transcript]
October 29, 2009
(Mosaic Intelligence Report: October 29, 2009)
Election run-off is few days away in Afghanistan. Hamid Karzais brother is on the CIAs payroll. Should Obama send more troops to Afghanistan? And can the Taliban be defeated?
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