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    USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Top officials at the U.S. Agency for International Development repeatedly cited former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for setting into motion a policy to waive restrictions on who could receive U.S. aid in Afghanistan, resulting in millions of dollars in U.S. funds going directly into the corrupt Afghan ministries.

  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee overseeing the USAID spending in Afghanistan, told The Washington Times that he first learned of the fund during a heated exchange with the agency's top official in the region last week and immediately thought, "Something here doesn't smell right." (Associated Press)

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz questions $175 million USAID 'slush fund' for Afghans

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  • Foreign aid agency tends to gloss over problems in rebuilding Afghanistan

    "It's all good," rapper M.C. Hammer famously said, and that's something the U.S. Agency for International Development appears to believe about the country's reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

  • Kremlin demand stops USAID work in Russia

    The United States said Tuesday it is ending the U.S. Agency for International Development's operations in Russia after a Kremlin demand that the aid organization leave the country, dealing a blow to President Obama's policy of "resetting" relations between Washington and Moscow.

  • USAID's role in covert work questioned

    It was part of John F. Kennedy's New Frontier: a government agency to work with developing countries around the world and spread democracy in the process.

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