U.S. Says Details of Aid to Afghan Army Now a Secret, from Americans at Least

By: Tuesday February 3, 2015 9:00 am

The U.S. military decided it will no longer release facts and figures about America’s costly effort to assist Afghan security forces. (As this goes online, the military has announced, having been called out, that it is backtracking on parts of the classification) Information that has been made public for the past 12 years is now [...]


US Charitable Donations Lag Despite UN Report of 15 to 20 Million Pakistanis in Need of Shelter, Food and Emergency Care

By: Sunday August 22, 2010 7:45 am

As new waves of flooding affect Pakistan today, we learned from the UN on Friday that between 15 and 20 million Pakistanis are in need of shelter, food and emergency care. Despite this dire situation, US charitable giving lags far behind the rate seen for the earthquake in Haiti. In response to lagging private donations, governments are doubling the original commitment to Pakistan through the UN.

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