Ms. Dupree, Congratulations on the Malalai Medal. I would also like to wish you a very good luck on you continued effort in Afghanistan. Also, I would like to thank you for this insightful article; we normally don't get this sort of information through the "mainstream media". I bet it must be really frustrating sometimes when you hit the wall of corruption and incompetent government, especially when you genuinely are trying to help. Either it is Afghans or the Palestine; lack of job opportunity and economic growth is leading these youths to do stuff that they normally wouldn't do. I thought the recent agriculture effort was concentrated more towards getting people off the poppy farm, than the economic growth, correct me if I am wrong. Given what the Afghans had to endure over these last few decades, I really hope everything gets back to normal for them; not "normal" by their standards but "normal" as in rest of the world. They deserve it.