After ABC News Report, Senator Calls for Probe of 'Drunk' Security Contractors


The company's operations manual describes a policy of "zero-tolerance for alcohol and drug use" and says all personnel must be on alert 24/7 for a possible terror attack.

Yet when asked if a response to an attack by terrorists would have been possible during the events seen on the video, Smith told ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, "No, sir."

The two men say they saw no evidence of oversight of the company by American military officials and that at least one U.S. Army major, a female, was a regular visitor to drunken parties at the facility, often using a room for sexual encounters.

"If true, these allegations raise serious questions relating to the Army's management and oversight of contracts in Afghanistan," McCaskill wrote in her letter to Army Secretary McHugh.

In a statement to ABC News, Colonel Tom Collins, a U.S. Army spokesperson for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, said, "Clearly, behavior such as that described by ABC News is not indicative of the outstanding work that thousands of contractors and service members perform every day in Afghanistan."

READ the full statement from the ISAF

But in today's letter to the Army, McCaskill, who has pushed for reforms to the government contracting process, wrote that she was "particularly concerned because of the legacy of mismanagement of police training contracts."

Earlier this year, McCaskill introduced a Senate bill, the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012, which would increase government oversight over contractors and heighten contractor accountability.

In her statement today, McCaskill said that "the only silver lining" in the allegations against Jorge Scientific "is that I believe this alleged misconduct will add fuel to my fight to crack down on the dangerous failures in the effort to train the Afghan police force."

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