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U.S. Prepares to Leave Afghanistan

The Obama Administration plans to begin reducing the U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan substantially next year. The goal is to begin turning over responsibility to the Afghan military and security forces. As part of this effort the U.S. Army recently awarded Serco, Inc. a contract to support base closure and transition activities.

The contract has a value of $57 million over three years if all of it is executed. Serco performed on similar contracts as the U.S. wound down its presence in Iraq and withdrew its troops in 2011.

The contract will allow Serco to establish teams of personnel who will assist the U.S. in organizing, coordinating and moving assets and personnel. Like the process to establish the bases the dismantling and movement will require much logistical planning and effort.

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