The U.S. government paid a local Afghan construction company $18.5 million -- 90 percent of the contracted $20.2 million -- even though the company only completed about 50 percent of the work it was supposed to do at Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
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"We have to find out what's happening on the ground in these Muslim communities — what the NYPD used to do, but those morons at the New York Times Editorial Board and the American Civil Liberties Union went after them."
"If the old Blackwater team were still together, I have high confidence that a multi-brigade-size unit of veteran American contractors or a multi-national force could be rapidly assembled and deployed to be that necessary ground combat team."
In advance of his first visit to the United States as Vice-Chancellor, and ahead of meetings with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Vice-President Joe Biden, Gabriel sat down with CAP senior fellow Matt Browne to discuss the economic and political challenges facing Germany, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.