Thursday, December 31, 2009

Contractors in American Conflicts by Center for a New American Security (working paper)

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has released a "working paper" entitled "Contractors in American Conflicts: Adapting to a New Reality" (December 16, 2009).  Below is an excerpt:
"When our nation goes to war, contractors go with it. Contractors have become an enduring feature of modern American conflicts, and the United States cannot now engage in hostilities or in reconstruction and stabilization operations without them. At their peak, there were more contractors on the ground in Iraq than American troops in uniform and there are more contractors today in Afghanistan than there are U.S. troops on the ground."
Read more about this working paper on the CNAS website.  There is a link on this page that allows you to download the full working paper (free) in PDF format.  Click here for more news articles about security contractors.

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