Wikileaks: DynCorp engaged in drug and child dealing in Afghanistan
From a memo dated 24 June 2009. The Afghan Minister of the Interior wanted to suppress the article, and from the lack of coverage we’ve heard about it, this particular cover-up was successful until now.
Assistant Ambassador Mussomeli discussed a range of issues with Minister of Interior (MoI) Hanif Atmar on June 23. On the Kunduz Regional Training Center (RTC) DynCorp event of April 11 (reftel), Atmar reiterated his insistence that the U.S. try to quash any news article on the incident or circulation of a video connected with it. He continued to predict that publicity would “endanger lives.” He disclosed that he has arrested two Afghan police and nine other Afghans as part of an MoI investigation into Afghans who facilitated this crime of “purchasing a service from a child.” He pressed for CSTC-A to be given full control over the police training program, including contractors. Mussomeli counseled that an overreaction by the Afghan goverment (GIRoA) would only increase chances for the greater publicity the MoI is trying to forestall.
Most of the meat is located in Paragraphs 4 and 5. The rest are relatively mundane discussions on how to improve security for presidential candidates, the border, and a local international school.