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Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, the Afghan National Police, and the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps assemble in Ghazni, Afghanistan, in June 2007. The State Department, USAID, and the Department of Defense have spent more than $51 billion aiding Afghanistan since 2002.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a very thoughtful report June 8 looking at U.S. assistance to Afghanistan just as the Obama administration fiercely debates the speed with which to draw down troops. Read more»