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Map Shows State Dept. Official Gave Misleading Testimony to Congress

A Project On Government Oversight investigation shows that a top State Department official delivered inaccurate and misleading testimony to a Senate panel in July, when he dismissed concerns about security at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who oversees diplomatic security, said “the proof is in the pudding” and the contractor now responsible for protecting the embassy had proven itself by twice rebuffing enemy attacks on the compound. The events he described never happened.

The infographic above shows that the two recent attacks near the embassy were too far away to involve security personnel from the embassy. (Click here to see a larger version of the infographic.)

Read more about Kennedy's statement in an article by POGO's David Hilzenrath.

And don't miss POGO's new report on problems with the security at the U.S. Embassy including chronic understaffing of the guard force.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Contract Oversight

Related Content: Contractor Accountability, Defense, Embassy Guards, Infographics, Private Security Contractors, State Department

Authors: Andre Francisco

Submitted by redknight13 at: September 13, 2013
I'm very tired of these A-holes that R supposed to represent the American people being cheating lieing M.F'S.That A-Hole should be brought up on charges of perJury just like they'd do to me.I don't think anybody in America should be above the law,like congress thinke they R.we need another civil war real soon.These A-holes in power R corrupt A-HOLES & NEED TO BE STOPPED.They're frackin up our democracy.It says & JUSTICE 4 ALL.It doesn't say & justice 4 all but congress is exempt.I think we have the next team of dictators.

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