Afghan security firms ‘hand in glove’ with Taliban

A Senate report has found evidence that many Afghan security personnel paid with US taxpayers’ money to guard American bases are hand in glove with the Taliban insurgents hell-bent on killing coalition troops.

One disturbing case uncovered by the Armed Services Committee in the western Afghan province of Herat illustrates the deadly double game played by some of these hired guns.

Two Afghan warlords involved were nicknamed by their British employers as Mr White and Mr Pink, after gangsters in the gory Hollywood movie Reservoir Dogs.

The two contractors were appointed in June 2007 by the defence contractor ArmorGroup to provide security at Shindand airbase — via richardfarner.newsvine.com

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