Afghan Bribes & Trust Funds

What's the difference between a bribe paid in furtherance of a business opportunity--as is prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act--and a bribe paid in furtherance of a national agenda? Obviously there's an ocean of meaning separating the two, but as the latest solution to fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan--with money, as opposed to guns--shows the biggest variable might just be found in the political rhetoric.

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