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A security contractor employed by Dyncorp patrols a village in Logar Province, Afghanistan, June 24.

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

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»

Afghan National Police receiving small arms training, March 2.

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»