UK aid effort in Afghanistan "dysfunctional"

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Rumpelstiltskin, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. I looked, but couldn't see this anywhere else:

    While generally I think the Army are better than civvies :wink: , I'm not sure how I feel about this one...

    Would tying in infrastructure projects with uniformed toms make the local civpop less likely to co-operate (though they don't neccessarily not hate/distrust the DFID wallahs either)? Or make them look kindlier on the Army?

    At least armed RE and loggie pioneers would be able to do the work and take care of their own FP, but do we even have the resources to actually spend development money effectively (assuming Broon won't divert any of the DFID cash to upgrading the military logistics capacity necessary)?