Issue Date: March 4, 2013
Fertilizer Producer Acts On U.S. Concerns
A Pentagon official says a Pakistani company is taking new steps to address U.S. security concerns that the firm’s fertilizer is being smuggled into Afghanistan for use in improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero says Fatima Group has suspended sales of calcium ammonium nitrate fertilizer products in two Pakistani provinces that border Afghanistan. Barbero, head of the Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization, notes that Fatima Group . . .
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