The tensions have come with remarkable swiftness, Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said in a blog post Thursday for the journal Foreign Policy, and largely reflect the change ushered in by Mr. Duterte's election.
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Describing government corruption as the best recruiting agent that the Taliban have, Mr. Boot said this is one area in which the U.S. can do more by regulating the flow of its contracting dollars.
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