ArmorGroup/North America

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ArmorGroup North America is a subsidiary of the Wackenhut Corporation and ultimately of G4S.[1]


In June 2009, a US Senate report found serious failings in the company's performance of a contract to guard the US Embassy in Kabul, the Wall Street Journal reported:

The probe found evidence that the company left guard posts at the embassy vacant, hired contractors who didn't speak English, and failed to properly train their personnel on how to repel attacks.[2]

In September 2009, the Project on Government Oversight revealed evidence of further serious violations including "deviant hazing and humiliation" and victimisation of Afghan nationals.[3]

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  1. Daniel Schulman, Animal House in Afghanistan, Mother Jones, 1 September 2009.
  2. Yochi J. Dreazen, Senate Probe Exposes Embassy Security Failures, 11 June 2009.
  3. Project on Government Oversight, POGO Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding U.S. Embassy in Kabul, 1 September 2009.