JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Claire McCaskill says she wants to know if U.S. Embassy employees in Afghanistan were put in danger because of the mismanagement of contracts with a private security company.
McCaskill chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. She said her panel plans to hold a hearing Wednesday on allegations of waste, fraud and abuse involving a State Department contract with ArmorGroup North America.
McCaskill's announcement comes after two former security contractors sued the company claiming they were fired for questioning security problems at the Kabul embassy. The lawsuit states that the company misrepresented its capabilities, its experience and the number of hours its contractors would work.
The company has said the contractors are disgruntled and angling for a settlement check.