Boots Grounded

If you want to understand how difficult it is to turn dollars into desired military outcomes in places like Afghanistan, you can follow the money. Or you can follow the shoddy boots. From WaPo: “The sad state of soldiers’ boots highlights something that U.S. military officials have known for about two years: Despite more than $68 billion in U.S. funding for Afghan security forces over the past 14 years, they still can’t even clothe themselves.”

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