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Senate report says US hires Afghan warlords and thugs as security contractors, helping Taliban

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/08/2010

Anne Flaherty

"WASHINGTON (AP) Heavy U.S. reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban and threatens the safety of coalition troops because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs, Senate investigators said Thursday. "The report by the Senate Armed Services Committee follows a separate congressional inquiry in June that concluded that trucking contractors pay tens of millions of dollars a year to local warlords for convoy protection. "Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate panel, said he is worried the U.S. is unknowingly fostering the growth of Taliban-linked militias and endanger U.S. and coalition troops at a time when Kabul is struggling to recruit its own soldiers and police officers." Read on...
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"Senate report says US hires Afghan warlords and thugs as security contractors, helping Taliban", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 29/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-report-says-us-hires-afghan-warlords-and-thugs-as-security-contractors-helping-taliban