U.S. eyes options for Afghanistan after Congress cuts aid

By Reuters | Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:06 AM

By Missy Ryan

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering ways to ensure future financial assistance for Afghanistan after U.S. lawmakers halved development aid to the country.

In a massive spending bill signed into law on Friday by President Barack Obama, lawmakers provided $1.12 billion to Afghanistan for fiscal 2014 for overall civilian assistance, a 50 percent reduction...

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