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July 26, 2009

U.S. mulls (even larger) private army for Afghanistan

Great. The U.S. military is considering hiring even more private security contractors in Afghanistan:

The U.S. military is mulling a plan to build a private army to protect bases throughout Afghanistan. On July 10, the Army issued a request for information from companies interested in bidding on an Afghanistan-wide security contract. While a formal solicitation has not been launched, the idea would be to provide security services for approximately 50 or more forward operating bases or command outposts throughout Afghanistan. [Danger Room]


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