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US backs Afghan plan to ditch security contractors
AP ^ | Aug. 15 , 2010 | HEIDI VOGT

Posted on 08/16/2010 2:32:37 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military supports the Afghan government's plan to dissolve private security companies and is tightening oversight of its own armed contractors in the interim, an official said Monday.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called repeatedly for banning private security companies, saying they undermine government security forces. Contractors perform duties ranging from guarding supply convoys to personal security details for diplomats and businessmen.

A presidential spokesman said last week a deadline to abolish private security contractors was imminent. In his inauguration speech in November, Karzai said he wanted to close down both foreign and domestic security contractors within two years.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; blackwater; dynacorp
Great idea ! There goes Karzai's only trustworthy security and it will soon be via con Dios Karzai. We can start over with somebody worth a damn . What's his name ? the Northern Alliance guy with the same name twice ?
1 posted on 08/16/2010 2:32:42 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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You know that won't apply to Karzai. He's too full of himself.

I'm wondering what the DoS wienies will do without their security details.......

2 posted on 08/16/2010 3:58:31 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Several dead Afghan VIPs later, suddenly private contractors are legal again!!!

Who could predict such a thing?


3 posted on 08/16/2010 4:02:40 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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