RT- Kicked out: Private contractors given 4 month deadlineSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 16:05
Afghan president Hamid Karzai wants to kick out private security companies and replace them with local security forces. The contractors, who work mainly for Western companies do everything from guarding supply convoys to personal security for diplomats and businessmen. A government spokesman says the companies will be ordered to disband within four months. All this comes as the U.S. increases its military presence in Afghanistan. Ivan Eland, Director of the Center for Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute believes Hamid Karzai is targeting unregistered local warlords more than security companies.