Thursday, September 3, 2009

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American Scofflaw

If you can stomach more—and I don't blame you if you've seen enough—you can find the rest of the photos here. So far ArmorGroup, North America's parent comany, Wackenhut, is declining to comment. Wise, perhaps, since I can't imagine there's a good way to spin this. Meanwhile, the State Department, which has harbored internal concerns about ArmorGroup's performance for years but still renewed its embassy contract this summer, says it is taking POGO's allegations very seriously. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters yesterday that the matter has been referred to the agency's inspector general. In the coming weeks, the agency is going to have some serious explaining to do. Not only concerning its contractor oversight, but about why a top State Department official told Congress in June that ArmorGroup's "performance on the ground...has been and is sound."

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