Afghanistan's Shifting Contract Landscape

Law360, New York (December 10, 2010, 11:27 AM EST) -- Contractors performing under U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan are accustomed to working under adverse conditions and dealing with the considerable uncertainty in performing in a hostile environment. Recent developments are likely to further complicate contractors’ efforts in Afghanistan, particularly contractors that are currently required to use private security contractors to support development projects and those that employ subcontractors to perform work in-country.

On Aug. 16, 2010, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced that all private security contracts in Afghanistan were to end by December 2010. The security...
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