Is U.S. obligated to provide free electricity to Afghanistan? (Washington Post)
August 11, 2014
By Eugene Kontorovich
The U.S. occupied Afghanistan for perhaps a decade, continues to maintain a troop presence there, and retains significant “administrative powers,” like killing people in drone strikes.
Yet no one thinks that this entails an obligation for the U.S. to provide electricity to Afghanistan, even during the occupation. Indeed, only 30% of Afghanistan’s population currently has access to electricity, so if there is such a duty, the U.S. is massively remiss.