Spending on Iraq Sets Off Gold Rush

(Washington Post) Jonathan Weisman and Anitha Reddy - Of the $4 billion a month already being spent in Iraq, as much as a third is going to the private contractors who have flooded into the country, said Deborah D. Avant, a political scientist at George Washington University and an expert in the new breed of private military companies. Perhaps 20,000 Americans are deployed in Iraq and Kuwait as contractors, a group larger than any of the military forces fielded there by Britain or other U.S. allies.

2003-10-10 00:00:00

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