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Jeff Goodson

Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Jeff Goodson is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He worked 29 years for the U.S. Agency for International Development. In 2010-12, he was director of development at ISAF headquarters in Kabul under Gens. David Petraeus and John Allen. The opinions in this article are his alone.

After Mosul Falls, How Much Rebuilding Help Should the US Give?

Restoring stable governance means creating a government that can supply basic services — and there are several ways the United State can provide assistance.