We’re constantly fed the “national security” excuse to justify everything our government does here at home and abroad. Our military is spread thin over many countries in the world for national security purposes. We’re occupying the Middle East for national security purposes. We get involved in the internal, political affairs of foreign countries for national security purposes. It’s costing Americans about $1 trillion a year to maintain our global military hegemony. But is everything our Department of Defense does or authorizes really for national security purposes?
Our tax dollars are being used to finance naked “frat” parties overseas. And I’m not being anti-military. I’m not even talking about the military. I’m talking about private contractors who won no-bid contracts with the DOD. These Private Military Companies (PMC) have outnumbered U.S. Military personnel in Afghanistan. As our troops withdraw from that region, privately owned security forces are moving in and performing much the same tasks as our military. So whenever the President brags about his troop withdrawal, just remember that we still have a large presence there. It’s just not technically a large military presence.
One such company is Virginia-based Jorge Scientific that has received about $1 billion in taxpayer-funded government contracts. They were given $47 million by the U.S. State Department to train the Afghan National Police in Kabul. ABC News obtained cellphone video footage of employees of this company, one of them a security manager, getting drunk, carousing and shooting up drugs.