"...Instead, the investigators ... uncovered one of the darker truths of the war: the vast armies of private gunmen paid to protect American supply convoys frequently use American money to bribe Taliban fighters to stand back. These bribes are believed by officials in Kabul and in Washington to be one of the main sources of the Taliban’s income. The Americans, it turns out, are funding both sides of the war."
New Yorker: The Afghan Bank Heist
Why do I get the feeling that the ghost of Nguyễn Văn Thiệu is still with us?