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Old 01-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #55
badfast
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Originally Posted by mdyaman View Post
well, plausible explanation is she was part of a security detail?

Most contractors are not allowed to carry weapons unless it is part of their contract and/or part of a security team (e.g. companies that provide security like Xe - formally Blackwater)

There are probably exceptions, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.

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or there is this:

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Hi,

I was in Afghanistan, here are some random pics I found on the internet to prove I was there

Some Afghan pomegranates at a market


A random helicopter shot of a CH-47


and some Afghan school kids getting backpacks
For someone that claims to have been out in the field those picture look like they were taken on KAF. The one picture is of Kandahar pomegranates with the signs in English. The rafters and wall construction also don't look so much outside the wire. Also the school picture has some soldier without ballistic gear or weapons and no security detail. Picture was likely taken at the school on KAF.

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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer View Post
I didn't meet any armed contractors
There are quite a few armed contractors. Not all are Americans aswell. I met a few Brits that were armed up.

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