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Afghanistan Contractors

Murder for Hire

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A congressional report found Blackwater personnel were involved in almost 200 shootings in Iraq between 2005 and 2007. In addition to having been accused of shooting many Iraqi civilians while in Iraq, the company earned more than $1 billion.

New Report Reveals Alarming Fraud By Private Contractors In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

Thousands of simple systems that were commissioned to ward off IED attacks on troops and civilians in Afghanistan have not been installed or were put ...

Drunk Security Contractors in Afghanistan? Again?

Joe Newman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Joe Newman

As troops are replaced with private security contractors, it would be foolish for a new administration to continue to ignore the vivid warnings of what happens when the U.S. outsources its inherent governmental functions.

WATCH: Video Appears To Show Drunken, Stoned U.S. Security Contractors In Afghanistan

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Cellphone footage obtained exclusively by ABC appears to show a group of drunken, stoned U.S. security contractors in the Afghan capital of Kabul. ...

Milo Minderbinder in Afghanistan: Part 2

David Isenberg | Posted 07.21.2012 | Books
David Isenberg

Here is another excerpt from the recently published book Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban (Prometheus Books, 2012). The f...

Miles to Go

David Isenberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

The state of the U.S. governmental acquisition process being what it is, namely overwhelmed and under resourced, it has miles to go before we can sleep comfortably about U.S. tax dollars being used wisely.

Senate Report Slams Nation-Building Efforts in Afghanistan

Malou Innocent | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

Given the corruption and dependency we'll leave in our wake, without an introspective self-critique our policies, America could turn Afghanistan into Central Asia's Haiti.

Jason Linkins

U.S. Contractors Are Failing To Pay Afghans And 'Fueling The Insurgency' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you'll forgive a gross oversimplification, the basic task of the United States in Afghanistan is to establish some basic governing institutions in ...

From Little ACODs Mighty Scandals Grow

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

A new military task force will focus on the intersection of contractor money and political power in southern Afghanistan.

RNC Will NOT Hold Fundraising Meeting At Blackwater Compound

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: A Xe spokesman has told Talking Points Memo that they are unaware of any plans for the RNC to hold a fundraiser at their Moyock, N.C. facility...

Up To 56,000 More Contractors Could Be Sent With Troops To Afghanistan

TPM | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Private contractors will make up at least half of the total military workforce in Afghanistan going forward, according to Defense Department officials...

104,100 Defense Contractors Are There In Afghanistan

TPMMuckraker | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Private contractors employed by the Defense Department in Afghanistan will continue to outnumber the size of the American troop presence, even after P...

Could US Tax Payers Be Funding the Taliban?

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- The United States Agency for International Development has opened an investigation into allegations that its funds for road and bridge constr...

Marcus Baram

Report: Contractors Outnumber Troops In Afghanistan By Highest Ratio In U.S. History | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the clearest sign that the Pentagon has become dependent on privatization, a new report reveals that today there are more defense contractors than ...

Contractors In Afghanistan Shooting Say They're Scapegoats For Blackwater

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two U.S. security contractors involved in the shooting death of an Afghan civilian said they were pressured to say they had been drinking in order to ...