Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eliminating Private Security Firms in Afghanistan "More Dangerous"

An aid worker who works in Afghanistan has wrote an editorial about Karzai's plan to eliminate the more than 50 security firms that have 30,000 plus privately armed personnel will make Afghanistan more dangerous. The worry is that NGOs will have to bribe corrupt Afghan officials to get security - security that is not as safe as that provided by foreign security firms.  Read the editorial in "Making Afghanistan More Dangerous", The New York Times, August 21, 2010.

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