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Investigators say the US military has been giving tens of millions of dollars to Afghan security firms who are channelling the money to warlords.
Trucks carrying supplies to US troops allegedly pay the firms to ensure their safe passage in dangerous areas of Afghanistan.
The convoys are attacked if payments are not made, according to allegations in a US military document.
The congressional subcommittee that carried out the investigation says that bribes are paid to the Taliban and virtually every governor, police chief and local military commander whose territory the convoys pass through.
One of the security companies in question is alleged to be owned by two cousins of the Afghan President Hamid Karzai.