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Military Contractors Iraq

Indispensable or Inappropriate?

David Isenberg | Posted 07.15.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Private military and security contractors are the military's equivalent of the American Express card: it cannot go to war without them. Of course, as anyone who has ever used one knows, every credit card is a problem if you use it too much.

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon Paid Billions To Contractors Suspended For Fraud | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military paid a total of $285 billion to more than 100 contractors between 2007 and '09, even though those same companies were defra...

Jason Linkins

Rogue Military Contractors Abetted By Broken System | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The dedicated mercenaries of Blackwater get up to the sort of war-zone antics that I doubt I could get away with at my workplace and yet, they persist and succeed in the government contracting racket.

Jason Linkins

Military Contractors Are Still Being Accused Of Facilitating Prostitution | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Washington Post contains some fresh news on the military contractor front, which is sure to delight your hearts! Two former employees of Blac...

Jason Linkins

Military Contractor Skullduggery Afoot In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite the Washington Post report Thursday that the Iraqi government will not issue a new operating license to Blackwater, a story from Danger Room says the mercenaries aren't going anywhere.