A spokesman from Armor Group writes in to comment on the senate report:
“We are unable to comment on the detail of the report as this is the first we have seen of it.
However, what we can say is that ArmorGroup engaged workers from two local villages as stated by the Senate Report – but did so only upon the recommendation and encouragement of U.S. Special Forces. ArmorGroup personnel remained in close contact with U.S. Special Forces personnel to ensure that the company was constantly acting in harmony with, and in support of, U.S. military interests and desires.”
This is partially borne out by the report itself, which says that one of the two Afghan men -- Mr. White and Mr. Pink -- contracted by the company to provide security forces for a U.S. air base, was in fact recommended by American military personnel. But blaming the whole mess on U.S. Special Forces isn't going to win the company any supporters.