Monday, October 12, 2009

Investigations: Contractor Death Toll a Third of Military's

Pentagon outsourcing in Afghanistan and Iraq is unmatched in U.S. wartime history - and is feeding a huge, unprecedented toll in American lives, according to this ProPublica report. While the U.S. defense department continues to stall on a requirement to track contracting in the war zones, ProPublica has dug up a little-known study that found 1,688 civilians have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - a 1:3 ratio with the number of military deaths - while 37,000 were injured.

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