The new buildings in this corner of the ancient city of Qalat were supposed to represent the U.S. commitment to creating a new Afghanistan. Back in 2006, the U.S. and other international donors spent more than $10 million to create what was meant to be a sort of Emerald City, just down the hill from Alexander the Great's ruined castle.
A new hospital. A new governor's house. A fire station. A justice center. A visitor's center. A cultural affairs building.
Today, nearly all of those buildings...Full Story