Media Advisory: Carl Forsberg to Testify Before House on Contracting in Afghanistan

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Contact: Megan Ortagus
(863) 398-8164 cell
June 21, 2010

DATE: Tuesday, June 22, 2010


LOCATION: Rayburn House Office Building

COMMITTEE: House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform; Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs

EXPERT WITNESS: Carl Forsberg - Afghanistan Scholar, Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

DETAILS: "Investigation of Protection Payments for Safe Passage along the Afghan Supply Chain."

"This hearing will culminate the Subcommittee’s six-month investigation into the Department of Defense's Host Nation Trucking (HNT) contract and related private security contracts for the distribution of U.S. military supplies in Afghanistan. There will be two panels of witnesses. The first panel will feature senior officials from the Department of Defense. The second panel will be composed of experts on private security contracting, politics in Afghanistan, and U.S. counterinsurgency strategy." See www.Oversite.House.Gov for more details.

For media inquiries, please contact ISW Communications Director, Megan Ortagus, at or at (202) 293-5550.

Press interviews will take place after the presentation; please email with your request.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization. ISW advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. We are committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives.