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Increased Security for Civilian Contractors in Afghanistan

The increased security for contractors was put in place in recent months alongside efforts to increase security for coalition troops. Contractors and coalition troops alike have been increasingly targeted recently by uniformed Afghan soldiers and policemen, in so called “green-on-blue” attacks. Over the past two weeks, at least 10 U.S. troops have been killed in attacks by Afghan troops on their international colleagues.

Nathan Hodge  WSJ  August 21, 2012

The U.S. military has added previously undisclosed security measures for contractors in Afghanistan, amid a wave of insider attacks by Afghan soldiers and police and the continuing withdrawal of coalition troops.

A NATO document viewed by The Wall Street Journal outlines a number of extra precautions for contractors, including requiring personnel to travel in more heavily armored convoys with military-compatible communications, GPS trackers and specific weaponry.

Please read the entire story at the Wall Street Journal

August 22, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Safety and Security Issues | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Dear all,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I am an Afghan, the most senior Afghan served the Troops in Afghanistan from 2005- 2009 currently residing in the States but still supporting the OEF. If you all can please read Mr. Ben Anderson’s book “No Worse Enemy” you will find the roots of all problems Mr. Anderson has pointed to as “To a place where the most corrupt and vicious thrive and the most able and honest are sidelined” and in the same book he has stated as “At the end of 2010, it was revealed that the senior Taliban leader, whom NATO had been flying into Kabul and showering with cash for peace negotiations, was just a shopkeeper from Quetta”. The most able and honest Afghans who love USA and are grateful for all the great efforts have been sidelined. The contractors are Power Brokers as well as the Interpreters/ Translators. Although, I have been trying to tell the Contractors what they are doing is nothing else but betrayal, unluckily nobody ever listened and finally resulted in the loss of innocent soldiers. Be sure they are not only killing your children but have been killing us as well. These contractors are deploying either Afghan- American citizens who have been residing in the States for decades and don’t have any damn idea of today’s Afghanistan where their misinterpretation causes civilian casualties and finally hatred against Coalitions or hire and deploy local interpreters who have mentally abnormal. I am writing a book to unveil all these issues for once and all.
    I don’t blame the Coalitions for any civilian casualties but I do blame the Power Brokers the Afghans and the contractors.
    Regards & respects,

    Comment by KDRI | September 2, 2012 | Reply

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