Arrest Warrant Out For USAID Contractor In Afghanistan


While corruption by Afghan government officials here in Kabul has been widely condemned, corruption by Western officials in Afghanistan has received little if any scrutiny. In his report to President Obama, as leaked to the Washington Post last week, General Stanley McChrystal repeatedly referred to "widespread corruption" in Afghanistan's government. He also alluded, more delicately, to the "perception of corruption" within the international community and the military.

But there may be more than just "perception," especially in light of an affidavit signed in August by a federal criminal investigator, who said he is probing "contract steering on USAID-funded contracts in Afghanistan."

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