A scathing Senate report says US contractors in Afghanistan have hired warlords, "thugs," Taliban commanders and even Iranian spies to provide security at vulnerable US military outposts in Afghanistan. The report, published by the Senate Armed Services Committee, says lax oversight and "systemic failures" have led to "grave risks' to US forces, including instances where contractors have employed Afghan subcontractors who were "linked to murder, kidnapping and bribery, as well as Taliban and anti-coalition activities.
And I would be willing to bet you real money that the contractors who received those contracts greased a lot of governmental palms to get them!
You'd think that the physical, informational, and institutional safety of our men and women in uniform in Afghanistan would be of paramount importance; obviously it isn't, and these people were - and are - expendable to this Administration.
Had Levin and his group actually been paying attention to this issue (in light of the fact that he has served on the Armed Services Committee since 2007), this bloody wouldn't have happened in the first place.