Editor's Note: After you've seen the video below, get the full story in a new blog post from POGO's Joe Newman.
By ANDRE FRANCISCO
New video released by ABC shows U.S. defense contractors in Afghanistan stumbling drunk and stoned on sedatives while on the job.
The contractor, Jorge Scientific, has a contract to train Afghan police, according to ABC News. Military personnel and defense contractors are strictly prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs, but it looks like there was very little oversight of Jorge Scientific.
Project On Government Oversight Executive Director Danielle Brian was quoted in the ABC story as saying,
It has got to be that there is more of a sense of oversight on the part of the military and the U.S. government to make sure these contractors are not actually undermining the diplomatic mission with their behavior.
POGO has been following the behavior of U.S. defense contractors in Afghanistan for years, including an investigation into similar behavior by the defense contractors guarding the U.S. embassy in Kabul.Andre Francisco is an online producer for the Project On Government Oversight.