Cell phone video stirs debate about U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN - REUTERSA cell phone video obtained by ABC shows a group of drunken U.S. security contractors displaying outrageous behavior in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The video was shot late in the evening in the operations center and shows the security manager of the company drinking large gulps of vodka and challenging another half-naked employee to a wrestling match.
The contractors have been working for private security company Jorge Scientific, which is paid almost $1 billion by the U.S. government, thus by U.S. taxpayers.
In response to the video, Jorge Scientific stated: "We have taken decisive action to correct the unacceptable behavior of a limited number of employees."
The use of alcohol or illegal drugs by U.S. contractors in Afghanistan is prohibited by the military, under what is known as General Order Number One, ABC reported.
A Pentagon spokesman said the military had become aware of the video through the media.
While the U.S. and its allies prepare for the withdrawal from Afghanistan, private contractors have taken on increasingly important roles in the region.