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LIST: Yes, The TALIBAN, And 4 Other Questionable Recipients Of US Aid

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  • Annually, the U.S. allocates over $51 billion in economic aid and military assistance.
  • Taliban and United Nations Relief lead Lisa Daftari’s list.
  • While well intentioned, corruption, failing infrastructure, or even cultural misunderstandings can mean that U.S. aid causes more harm than good.

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