Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bush to pump another $8bn into Afghanistan

Nothing if not consistent, the trend of partnering war-fighting and reconstruction assistance is again reinforced in with the latest 'surge' in Afghanistan.

"Billions of dollars are to be pumped into Afghanistan to help build up the army and for reconstruction projects such as roads, water, schools and clinics."

There seems to be a lingering question of whether one can build and construct armies in the same way one does roads: what are such blueprints known as? Security Sector Reform? Democratization?