The impact of what one academic observer has characterized as "the plain lessons of a bad decade" are today perhaps less than obvious to those who have a close acquaintance with the inner workings of the State Department and AID.
Goodman, Allan E.
"U.S. Development Assistance in the Insurgency Environment: Gulliver's Coming Out,"
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