Just wondering: If private security firms are dis-banded in AfghanistaThe Washington Post
n, who will protect the news media that's not embedded?
Karzai moves to disband private security firms in Afghanistan
By Joshua Partlow
Monday, August 16, 2010; 9:58 AM
KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai intends to disband all private security companies in Afghanistan within four months, his spokesman said Monday, a timeline that likely will meet with strong resistance from NATO forces who rely heavily on the companies to provide security to convoys and installations across the country.
The announcement came as a surprise to U.S. military officials who have recently begun a review of their security contracts in an attempt to address the widespread allegations that such guards are unaccountable and that their reckless behavior inflames public sentiment against foreign forces
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