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US watchdog finds major internal flaws hampering Afghanistan war effort

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KABUL - Afghanistan's security forces are experiencing "shockingly high" casualties and conflict has displaced record numbers of civilians, a U.S. government watchdog said in a report Sunday on the grim challenge facing the country as it confronts the Taliban and other insurgencies with drastically reduced support from the United States and other NATO partners.

In its quarterly report to Congress, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) urged the Trump administration - which is reviewing U.S. policy toward Afghanistan at a time of sustained Taliban aggression and diminished American assistance - to take a hard look at its programs and priorities and to focus aid more narrowly...

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