U.S. Military Gives Contracts to Al-Qaeda

KABUL, Afghanistan — For more than a decade, the U.S. military has been deployed to Afghanistan for the advertised purpose of fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda — yet no action has been taken to cancel military contracts that are funding al-Qaeda and Taliban supporters.

John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, reports that the US Army’s Suspension and Debarment Office has refused to end 43 contracts with al-Qaeda supporters, citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements.