Are deadbeat U.S. contractors fueling the insurgency in AFG?

Thursday - 7/8/2010, 4:03pm EDT

Politico reports that several U.S. firms have not paid Afghan subcontractors for work those employees did in Afghanistan: "The failure of American companies to pay for contracted work has left hundreds of Afghan workers unpaid in southern Afghanistan, and dozens of factories and small businesses so deep in debt that Afghan and foreign officials fear the fallout will undermine the United States-led counterinsurgency effort to win the support of the Afghan people."

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