- 10/7, BBC: "Security contractors in Afghanistan 'fund Taliban'- 90% paid for by US taxpayer
The study by the Senate Armed Services Committee says this is because
- contractors often fail to vet local recruits and end up hiring warlords.
The report demands "immediate and aggressive steps" to improve the vetting and oversight process.
- Some 26,000 private security personnel, mostly Afghans, operate in Afghanistan.
Nine out of 10 of them work for the US government."...