What is ArmorGroup North America?


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ArmorGroup North America was the North American branch of ArmorGroup International, a British private security company that was acquired by G4S in 2008, according to Wikipedia. The company provides security, risk management and consultancy services.

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ArmorGroup International was founded in 1981. The company's original aim was to provide security services to oil and gas companies, although its scope increased as the company grew. ArmorGroup North America provided security services to the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan, which resulted in a scandal in 2009, when guards provided by ArmorGroup were accused of misconduct, according to Wikipedia. Scandals continued to affect the company's operations in Afghanistan until 2012, when ArmorGroup North America turned over its role in guarding the embassy to another security company.

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