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Estimated Four-Fifths of Afghanistan’s Budget Has Disappeared in Wake of US Retreat

Estimated Four-Fifths of Afghanistan’s Budget Has Disappeared in Wake of US Retreat

The Taliban* marched into Kabul on 15 August, taking control of the Afghan capital two weeks before the last of US troops were set to leave. The speed of the advance surprised Washington, which has spent over $2 trillion and nearly 20 years trying to build up a functioning Afghan government and military.
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