Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Jason Bourne Lives in Afghanistan
A network of private security contractors were providing intel to the U.S. military in Afghanistan - and probably operating a little bit out of the boundaries while doing so. Two firms were hired to support effort. One was American International Security Corporation of Boston, Massachusetts headed up by Mike Taylor - a former Green Beret. Another firm was International Media Ventures. The official who headed up the network, Michael Furlong, referred to his employees as "my Jason Bournes". The episode is now under close scruntiny and his 'network' probably isn't at work any longer. According to recent news reports the CIA station chief brought the issue up to the Pentagon. Hmmmmmmm. I wonder who had the more effective networks? Be nice to know. Read more on this in "Senior US official Michael Furlong questioned over private security contractors", Times Online, March 17, 2010.