Reconstructing Afghanistan

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Some 25 nations have promised billions to reconstruct Afghanistan, but not even the Afghans know where to start. Food, roads, education and health care are desperately needed, but the shaky new government is not yet up to the job. As international non-governmental organizations and donor countries grapple with who will distribute money, keep order, restrain the drug trade, and prevent factional fighting, Afghans demand an active role in rebuilding their country's infrastructure and civil institutions. We look at such massive obstacles and challenges with the head of an international development organization, former Assistant Secretary of State Karl Inderfurth, and a free-trade lobbyist who worked on the Marshall Plan.
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Warren Olney