Washington, Oct. 18: A cell-phone video recorded earlier this year at an operations center of a U.S. defense contractor in Kabul, Afghanistan, has acted as a whistleblower, after it appeared to reveal key personnel staggeringly drunk or high on narcotics.
In wake of the video, former employees have claimed that it was a pattern of outrageous behavior that put American lives at risk and went undetected by U.S. military officials who are supposed to oversee such contractors.
The video is scheduled to be broadcast in a report this evening on “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline,” ABC News reports.
According to the report, the video shows the security manager for the company staggering about the operations center late one evening after taking large gulps of vodka and then engaging another employee in a half-naked wrestling match.
Questions posed by ABC News to the Pentagon have sparked a criminal investigation by the U.S. Army, a spokesman has said.
The contractor, Virginia-based Jorge Scientific, says it has taken “decisive action to correct the unacceptable behavior of a limited number of employees” and that several of them seen on the video are no longer employed by the firm.
Former employees have time and again complained that they saw no evidence of oversight of the company by American military officials, adding that at least one U.S. Army major, a female, was a regular visitor to drunken parties at the facility, often using a room for sexual encounters, the report said. (ANI)