Here Are Six Costly Failures from America’s Longest War.

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Media Outlet: Washington Post

Azmat Khan was cited in the Washington Post about the impact of the war in Afghanistan on education in the country: 

The findings came as the U.S. government for years touted education reform in the country as a successful campaign to topple Taliban ideology and empower young girls to seek education for the first time in their lives, a vital part of the plan to carve out economic opportunities for women.
Investigative reporter Azmat Khan reported 1,100 schools listed as active in 2011 by education ministry officials were not operating at all by 2015, though salaries continued to flow to teachers with no students.
She also found girls were overcounted on student rolls by 40 percent and a count of schools built or refurbished by the United States dropped from 680 cited in 2010 to 563 by 2015, despite assurances from USAID that education reform was on the right track.

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Azmat Khan is an ASU Future of War fellow at New America. She is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's International Reporting program, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and chair of the Overseas Press Club's Freedom of Press Committee.