Media Matters: Prince: “We Should Fight With The East India Company Model And Do It Much Cheaper” The president needs to appoint one person in charge in Afghanistan. We’ve been through 17 commanders in 15 years. That’s not even counting the ambassadors and all the other officials. There’s a trillion dollars of value in the ground. Mining — minerals, and another trillion of oil and gas, and that’s the U.S. Geological Survey estimates, but yet, you don’t have a mining law and Afghanistan. Click here to read more (external link).