Long-Troubled Afghan Government Undergoes Overhaul

November 17, 2014 7:42 AM

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has missed his own deadline for naming a Cabinet as he undertakes a major overhaul of his country's government, which officials and analysts say has long suffered from a focus on patronage rather than policy.

The delay has raised concerns that Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah — now in the prime minister-like post of chief executive — cannot agree on who should take what Cabinet post. But diplomats and officials say the two leaders are restructuring the administration to focus on security, the...

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