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A ''Mutiny'' in Kabul: Guards Allege Security Problems Have Put Embassy at Risk [Afghanistan]

Author: Adam Zagorin, Project On Government Oversight (POGO), Published on: 17 January 2013

Private guards responsible for protecting...the [US] embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan...say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack. In interviews and written communications with the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), current and former guards said a variety of shortcomings, from inadequate weapons training to an overextended guard force, have compromised security there...provided...with Aegis Defense Services...[A]bout a dozen current or former ERT personnel...said they have been worried about the state of security at the embassy. They requested anonymity to avoid retaliation or career setbacks...One of the biggest problems, guards say, is that their team has been stretched dangerously thin by long hours for days on end and too few people to do the job. [refers to ArmorGroup (part of G4S)] [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Aegis Defence Services to respond. Aegis Defence Services response provided below]

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