Sick soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan filed claims because of "alleged failures of the military contractors to treat water and dispose of waste in a manner required" by the US military. The defense is looking even lamer than ever.
After documenting why my claim that Halliburton had defrauded taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq" was true, PolitiFact.com rated the statement "Half True." It's worth returning to the scene of the crime to see what we can conclude from PolitiFact's conclusion.
The Indiana National Guardsmen refiled a lawsuit in Houston federal court alleging that KBR knowingly allowed soldiers assigned to guard the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in southern Iraq to be exposed to a toxic chemical known to cause cancer.
Last week saw the release of yet another report dealing with oversight on private military contractors. It is extremely significant, as it deals with LOGCAP, the mother of all private military contracts.