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200 A-10 maintenance workers being laid off at Tucson's Davis-Monthan base

200 employees of a private contractor working on A-10 jets at Tucson's Air Force base are being laid off, documents show, as a $70-million maintenance deal winds down.... Read more»

Karzai's 'impossible' decree

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.... Read more»1

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Millions in expenses undocumented in Afghan police program

The private contractor that trains the Afghan police force, a U.S. military program long criticized for wasting money, has failed to document millions of dollars in expenses, according to a leading defense audit agency.... Read more»

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$6 billion later, Afghan cops aren't ready to serve

America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits—but the program has been a disaster.... Read more»