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Karzai's 'impossible' decree

Push to oust private security firms from Afghanistan puts 'fear of god' into foreign forces.

President Karzai's shock decree banning private security companies in Afghanistan has the international community reeling. The decree would put a major dent in the operations of contractors, diplomats, even international military forces, who rely on security contractors to guide supply convoys through dangerous areas.
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Aug 19, 2010, 9:25 pm
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Craziness. Sounds as though Karzai is using this edict to squeeze out competitors to the firms controlled by his family and friends, setting up state-endorsed warlords to compete with the tribal ones.

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