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U.S.: DynCorp Oversight in Afghanistan Faulted

February 27, 2010

The following article cites Inter Press Service (IPS) as the originator.

U.S.:  DynCorp Oversight in Afghanistan Faulted
©  IPS
By Pratap Chatterjee
February 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb 27, 2010 (IPS) – Afghan police are widely considered corrupt, unable to shoot straight, and die at twice the rate of Afghan soldiers and NATO troops. After seven billion dollars spent on training and salaries in the last eight years, several U.S. government investigations are asking why.

Some answers are obvious: Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries of the world, with extremely low literacy and a serious drug problem. One in five police recruits test positive for drugs and fewer than one in 10 can read and write. Unofficial estimates suggest that the Taliban pays twice as much as the government, luring away many candidates from law enforcement careers.

But another rather surprising answer was offered in a little-noticed report published earlier this month after a high-level investigation by two major U.S. government agencies…
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Read more. Full-text article appears at the following links.
Partial list.

Inter Press Service (IPS), 27 Feb
IPS North America, 27 Feb
Overseas Civilian Contractors (WordPress), 26 Feb

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