“The U.S. lost its 20-year campaign to transform Afghanistan. Many contractors won big.”
“Those who benefited from the outpouring of government money range from major weapons manufacturers to entrepreneurs. A California businessman running a bar in Kyrgyzstan started a fuel business that brought in billions in revenue. A young Afghan translator transformed a deal to provide forces with bed sheets into a business empire including a TV station and a domestic airline.”
Why was this not reported during the twenty year war? Where was the Mainstream Media on this? There was some commentary from the left, but it was mostly suppressed.
The whole Federal government is just one big boondoggle. We shouldn’t expect the military to be any better.