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Report of the Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan

United States Senate Committee on Armed Services

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The Inquiry into the Role and Oversight of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan, which reported in September 2010, was precipitated by events in August 2008, when US forces bombed the Afghan village of Azizabad. This gave rise to a public dispute between the US Government and the United Nations about the level of fatalities caused by the attack and about whether those killed had been civilians or Taliban-linked insurgents. Allegations soon emerged that the attack had been based on false information deliberately fed to the US military by Afghan employees of ArmorGroup, a private security contractor, and that these employees were engaged in murder and anti-coalition activities. A key local contact of ArmorGroup, who they dubbed "Mr Pink", was subsequently convicted of espionage and sentenced to death, but was later freed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:49