World May 03

File photo of U.S. F-16 jet fighter at a military base in Balad, north of Baghdad, Iraq in 2015. Photo by Reuters stringer
U.S. firm in Iraq ignores smuggling, security risks for F-16s

WASHINGTON — An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking — then terminated investigators who…

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