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Friday, December 3, 2010

Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar

Washington Post: Kyrgyz contracts fly under the radar:

"IN BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN When U.S. troops moved into Afghanistan in 2001, Douglas Edelman already had a foothold in Central Asia. He'd opened a bar and hamburger joint here in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, the crumbling, outer rim of the former Soviet empire.

Today, his fortunes turbo-charged by war, the 58-year-old Californian, along with a young Kyrgyz partner, controls a multinational jet fuel business that has received Pentagon contracts worth nearly $3 billion, according to current and former employees."

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