July 12, 2015 —
The United States continues to pour money into helping improve local security forces. Yet they still often fail, at times disastrously. In this first part of the series, Gordon Adams of American University and Richard Sokolsky of Carnegie argue that the United States often ignores the problem of governance when it helps allied security forces: too often resources go to governments that are venal or incompetent, and U.S. efforts are wasted.
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