The Kabul Contractors

Photo: Kabul U.S. Embassy Guard: Sexual Deviancy Required for Promotion: Whistleblower Says Bosses Required Sex Acts for Guards Seeking Best shift, PromotionProject on Government Oversight
Private security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul were pressured to participate in naked pool parties to gain promotions or assignment to preferable shifts, according to one of 12 guards who have gone public with their complaints.

The lewd "Animal House" antics of private security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul drew outrage in September.

A dozen guards who worked for the contractor, ArmorGroup, come forward to describe how they were forced to perform "deviant sexual acts" at drunken pool parties to gain promotions or assignments to preferable shifts.

The State Department launched a probe into the allegations and circumstances surrounding photos taken at the parties that showed naked and barely clothed men fondling each other. The department announced in December that it would cut ties with the contractor after its contract expires next summer.

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