July 31, 2012
Fresh report says that over $200 million spent by Washington to train Iraqi police have gone to waste. The US is now preparing to send hundreds of its own police across the world to help locals handle security. John Glaser from antiwar.com believes the plan is more about control and enrichment, than regional stability. Afghanistan is another drain for American taxpayers’ money. The US is training local forces – but mass desertions from the ranks are hurting efforts to maintain stability. Analyst Jason Ditz attributes this to corrupt authorities and poorly-planned spending.