Linda Norgrove: aid worker ‘killed by friendly fire’

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 11, 2010 Linda Norgrove, the British aid worker, may have been killed by a grenade    thrown by US troops trying to rescue her from Taliban kidnappers in    Afghanistan. It had initially been reported that Miss Norgrove died after her rebel captors    detonated a suicide vest … Continue reading

The Uncounted Contractors or See SPOT Run

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 5, 2010 By David Isenberg at  Huffington Post Okay, just how long is it going to take for the U.S. government to get an accurate count of the private military and security contractors it employs in Iraq and Afghanistan? Apparently, not any time soon, according … Continue reading

British Woman, Linda Norgrove, USAID Worker, Missing, Captured in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 26, 2010 BBC News Update Linda Norgrove, 36, from Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland, was employed by US aid group DAI. She was seized with three local staff on 26 September. Their two-car convoy was ambushed in the eastern province of Kunar. Ms … Continue reading

Shaun Sexton, UK Security Contractor, Killed in Afghanistan Attack

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 5, 2010 A UK private security guard killed in a suicide attack in northern Afghanistan on Friday was a former British soldier. Shaun Sexton, 29, from Ashington, Northumberland, died in an attack on offices of US consultancy Development Alternatives Inc (DAI) in Kunduz. Mr Sexton’s … Continue reading

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