March 5th, 2009
05:58 PM ET

Afghan base wiring questions

CNN's Abbie Boudreau reports on the shoddy electrical work performed by the Halliburton subsidiary, KBR, in Afghanistan. The faulty wiring has lead or contributed to the deaths of as many as 18 US military personnel. The Pentagon has ruled one death as a possible negligent homicide, but still KBR remains on the job, and now is wiring bases in Afghanistan with faulty electrical systems.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Keeping Them Honest • Pentagon
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Jeff Boswell

    I cannot believe this story! Our troop deserve better.

    March 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  2. Amanda Walton-Fort Erie, Ontario

    The conditions the soldiers are in are dangerous enough...they need to worry about these hazards too

    March 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    There should be more oversight on this so more soldiers don't get hurt or killed. Minimum safety standards should be part of the contract and not an option for companies seeking to be the lowest bidder on a job can cut corners on.

    March 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  4. Jim,California

    There is Absolutly NO EXCUSE for this- Those responcible should be tryed & prosecuted for Murder.

    March 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm |