2008-03-27 Supplier Under Scrutiny on Aging Arms for Afghans

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2008-03-27</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\Afghanistan\US military\AEY Inc.\War on Terror\New York Times/articles</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/world/asia/27ammo.html</let> <let name=data index=Title>Supplier Under Scrutiny on Aging Arms for Afghans</let> <let name=data index=Text>“ Since 2006, when the insurgency in Afghanistan sharply intensified, the Afghan government has been dependent on American logistics and military support in the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. .. But to arm the Afghan forces that it hopes will lead this fight, the American military has relied since early last year on a fledgling company led by a 22-year-old man whose vice president was a licensed masseur. .. With the award last January of a federal contract worth as much as nearly $300 million, the company, AEY Inc., which operates out of an unmarked office in Miami Beach, became the main supplier of munitions to Afghanistan’s army and police forces. .. Since then, the company has provided ammunition that is more than 40 years old and in decomposing packaging...”</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>