Senate Report Faults Contractors For Afghan Hiring

Law360, New York (October 7, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A Senate report has criticized U.S. security contractors in Afghanistan for failing to properly vet recruits and for hiring Afghan locals who have committed murders and kidnappings or have ties to the Taliban for security work.

The Senate Armed Services Committee report, released Thursday, reviewed 125 U.S. Department of Defense security contracts in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009 and found “systemic failures,” including the hiring of Afghan warlords who raised money for or passed secrets to the Taliban or started shootouts with rivals while working for...
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