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Afghan Obstacles Front and Center During US Defense Secretary Visit

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Tuesday painted a rosy picture of the progress made in Afghanistan. But they nonetheless faced pointed questions on issues from rampant Afghan corruption to Pakistan’s role in the Taliban conflict. When asked about Afghanistan’s stalled anticorruption reforms, President Ghani called it the country’s “greatest transition” away from an “entrenched system.” "Corruption is as dangerous as terrorism," Ghani...

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