Report Questions Cost And Quality Of Afghan Protection

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Afghan Public Protection Force, created as a government-operated replacement for private security contractors, has received mixed or negative reviews from the reconstruction contractors it is tasked with protecting, according to a Tuesday government watchdog report.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai decreed the disbandment of all private security contractors in Afghanistan in 2010, beginning a transition of security roles to the new APPF, and U.S. Agency for International Development partners in Afghanistan now typically rely on the APPF and privately hired risk management companies for security. USAID...
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