Euphemism of the Day: “Morale Welfare Recreation”

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This is the term Blackwater Worldwide, a private security company now called Xe, allegedly used to classify the salary of a Filipino prostitute who worked with the company’s male employees in Afghanistan. Her salary was allegedly billed to the U.S. Government, and is now the subject of a civil whistle blower lawsuit filed by two ex-Blackwater employees.

According to Carol Leonnig, who reported the story for the Washington Post, the company, Xe, could not be reached for comment. Read the story here.