Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 5
Published on: May 1, 2011
The Man with the Tin Cup

How the Pentagon’s official fundraiser for the war in Afghanistan discovered that stingy allies weren’t even the half of the problem compared to the mess in Washington.

Dov Zakheim served as Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2001 to 2004 and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Planning and Resources) from 1985 to 1987. This essay is adapted from A Vulcan’s Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan, just published by the Brookings Institution Press.
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