WHAT: More Afghanistan construction companies working on contracts for American and NATO military bases are accusing U.S. middlemen of reneging on payments owed for supplies and work. At least one American contractor allegedly left the country owing Afghan companies several million dollars.
CHAOS: Rogue American companies left hundreds of Afghan workers unpaid in southern Afghanistan and dozens of small businesses drowning in debt. One businessman said he was owed $1.5 million on contracts for concrete barriers at military bases. He and his family fled their home city after death threats from angry creditors.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: Corrupt American contractors are fueling the Taliban insurgency and putting the lives of U.S. military personnel at risk.