The Afghan army and police are going to have to get busy re-e-eal fast if private contractors are on their way out. Trouble is, Afghan officials say they're "hobbled by a lack of education, drug abuse and corruption."
The Afghan government said Sunday it has started dissolving private security firms in the country by taking steps to end the operations of eight companies, including the firm formerly known as Blackwater and three other international contractors. [...]
Karzai's original decree gave an exemption to companies used to guard the compounds of international embassies or organizations, and Omar said the disbanding process does not apply to these organizations. It was unclear what this means for companies on the list that also have contracts to guard U.S. government installations or other diplomatic missions.
Omar said the government was focused on security companies who are providing protection for highways or convoys, not those training Afghan forces or guarding embassies.
FYI: Here is my Blackwater for Dummeez primer for a refresher course on who those thugs are.