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REUTERS/Bassim Shati - A U.S. soldier stands next to an Iraqi man during a distribution of humanitarian aid in Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad October 20, 2009

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Imagining assistance: Tales from the American aid experience in Iraq in 2006 and Pakistan in 2011

March 2016, Cameron Munter

For more than a decade, government assistance to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan (the so-called AIP countries) has dominated United States aid efforts. And nowhere have the results of these billions of dollars of expenditure been so hard to measure and the impact of such effort so elusive.

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