Monday, December 21, 2009

Thousands More Contractors Likely for Afghanistan

The Washington Post is reporting that the surge of 30,000 troops may be accompanied by a surge of 26,000 to 56,000 more civilian contractors.  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is estimating that the contractors will be needed if the construction for the bases to accommodate the surge and nation-building projects are to be available.  The contractors would provide a range of services to include dog-handling teams, interpreters, intelligence analysts, construction crews, and more.  Read the news article at "Up to 56,000 more contractors likely for Afghanistan, congressional agency says", December 16, 2009.

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