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Military Restructures Afghanistan Police Contract

By | 03.25.10 | 6:00 am

An obscure Army contracting office with ties to the private security firm Blackwater has formally lost control of a lucrative contract to train Afghan police, the Pentagon and U.S. military officials in Afghanistan confirmed to TWI.

[Security1] The office, known as the Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office or CNTPO, came under More…

How an ‘Off-the-Books Spy Operation’ Happens

By | 03.15.10 | 9:17 am

This is Michael D. Furlong, a strategic planner for the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command based in Texas. According to a baroque story in today’s New York Times, Furlong is under criminal investigation for diverting money from a program that hired contractors to gather information about Afghanistan and Pakistan More…

How to Prove Afghan Police Aren’t Corrupt? Hire Blackwater!

By | 03.12.10 | 8:39 am

The Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe has a good story about a concerted push by Gen. William Caldwell and Interior Minister Hanif Atmar, the two highest-level officials directly responsible for the training and performance of Afghan police, to rid the police force of the incompetence and corruption that remain More…

Why So Few Afghan National Security Forces?

By | 12.08.09 | 2:21 pm

“I’m comfortable with the entire plan,” Gen. McChrystal says in reference to a question from Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). Amb. Eikenberry agrees. About the July 2011 date. “The commitment to a strategic partnership with Afghanistan and the Afghan people … is very, very important,” McChrystal elaborates. “The president has provided More…