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NEW YORK – As American commanders meet this week for the Afghanistan review, Obama is hiring military contractors at a rate that would make Bush blush. Tim Shorrock on the Blackwater heirs.

Top U.S. commanders are meeting this week to plan for the next phase of the Afghanistan war. In Iraq, meanwhile, gains are tentative and in danger of unraveling.

Companies such as Blackbird Technologies, Glevum Associates, K2 Solutions, and others have won hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military and intelligence contracts in recent years to provide technology, information on insurgents, Special Forces training, and personnel rescue. They win their work through the large, established prime contractors, but are tasked with missions only companies with specific skills and background in covert and counterinsurgency can accomplish.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailybeast/11450_counterinsurgencyoutsourcingame...

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yes

and i think 500+ contractors have been killed so far in Iraq and Afghanistan,this number does include engineers,drivers,and all nationalities,not just American low drag high speed shooters and looters.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
6 years 42 weeks ago, 6:09 PM

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We would be in a lot better shape if they would just let us (overall) do our jobs and be done!

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