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Report: Contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1

Report: Contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Afghanistan 3-to-1 By: Leo Shane III, August 17, 2016 (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Air Force) Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan still outnumber U.S. troops by a 3-to-1 margin according to new research released … Continue reading

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Private Contractors Left without Escape Plan in Afghanistan

Private Contractors Left without Escape Plan in Afghanistan Posted on August 17, 2016 by Denise Simon Circa: The concerns are heightened by the fact that many of those civilians doing the security and nation-building work of the U.S. government hold … Continue reading

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Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007 – 2016

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007 – 2016

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This Is What $150 Million In Taxpayers’ Cash Buys You In Afghanistan

War Is Boring We go to war so you don’t have to TFBSO’s Kabul compound. SIGAR photo This Is What $150 Million In Taxpayers’ Cash Buys You In Afghanistan Pictures from inside the America’s defunct, war-zone business venture by MATTHEW … Continue reading

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New Insights into DoD Luxury Villas in Afghanistan

New Insights into DoD Luxury Villas in Afghanistan August 9, 2016 The military affairs blog War is Boring got a major scoop last week with an insider’s account of an incident that stands out as a shining example of the gross waste … Continue reading

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Last Western Prisoner Leaves Afghanistan After Pardon

Last Western Prisoner Leaves Afghanistan After Pardon Robert Langdon was held in high-security facility for seven years Robert Langdon, who was initially sentenced to death in the 2009 shooting of an Afghan security contractor, leaves Kabul’s maximum-security prison. Photo: JESSICA … Continue reading

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CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

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USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer

USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer By Bridget Johnson July 29, 2016 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $5.2 million on an industrial park in Kabul province that ended up … Continue reading

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USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives

from Diplopundit USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives August 3, 2016In May 2015,  the former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of USAID contractor Louis Berger Group Inc. (LBG) was  sentenced to … Continue reading

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$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley

$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley July 26, 2016 The controversial gas station in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers either $42.7 million or less than $10 million depending on whom you ask, has become a “can of worms,” according … Continue reading

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