Afghan War Risks Are Shifting To Contractors

02/12/2012 08:16 am ET
  • nytimes.com

American employers here are under no obligation to publicly report the deaths of their employees and frequently do not. While the military announces the names of all its war dead, private companies routinely notify only family members. Most of the contractors die unheralded and uncounted -- and in some cases, leave their survivors uncompensated.

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