Monday, January 27, 2014

USAID Sees Growth with Afghan and Iraq Wars

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has seen some rough times in the 1990s when Congress wanted to abolish the agency or move it into the State Department. However, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq brought it back into the forefront. What is especially crucial about the role that USAID played is that it was one of the actions arms of the counterinsurgency doctrine used in both wars. Read an article (and view a 23 minute video) about USAID and the challenges it faced in the past and the key role it played over the last decade in the Middle East and South Central Asia in "Bruising 1990s and Sept. 11 shape today's USAID", DEVEX, January 20, 2013.

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