During an Afghan Service radio call-in program, Dr. Khalilzad said that Afghanistan faces four major challenges-security, upcoming parliamentary elections, reconstruction, and the war against drugs. He added that progress has been made in Afghanistan and that the United States has doubled its non-military assistance this year to $5 billion.
Dr. Khalilzad told listeners that the United States is providing $700 million for the war against drugs in Afghanistan, $3.6 billion for reconstruction, $10 billion for the military budget, and $1.2 billion for Afghanistan's regular budget.
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