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CIA has retained Xe, formerly Blackwater, to guard facilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The contract is worth about $100 million, according to the report
"It's for protective services . . . guard services, in multiple regions," the confidential source told the Post.
The State Department recently blastged the administration for granting Xe a new $120 million contract to guard U.S. consulates under construction in Afghanistan
Originally posted by JBA2848
I wonder if XE will get a new leader "Gen. McChrystal". Gen. McChrystal was in charge of the speacial forces for a long time and XE's owner is still looking to get out.
Originally posted by ThaLoccster
I thought it was funny that the CIA needs protection by a third party outfit.
If you need protection, the covert part of your job is already done. What else is there for you to do?
I seriously have a problem with the government regulating security of government installations and employess to third party companies.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Prince is putting the company up for sale... why am I suspicious about who purchases it and how the CIA made this contract "happen?"
Unless..., that's right, it's the CIA ... they are accountable to no-one. They can operate in the US despite specific legislation otherwise, and the Federal Administration pretty much their plaything.