America and the Afghan rug trade
From the Danger Room:
The Pentagon and the Interior Department are about to issue a year-long, no-bid, $7 million contract to Adelphia, New Jersey’s Tremayne Consulting to turn Afghanistan’s storied, broken carpet business into an international powerhouse.
It’s yet another sign of how deeply the American war effort is, um, interwoven with Afghanistan’s economic fortunes.
“Long live US soldiers.” Plus note the FDNY and NYPD shoutouts.