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US reliance on defence contractors led to mission failures: Study, Costs of War

“The stunning Taliban victory last month in Afghanistan is drawing attention now to even graver consequences: the extent to which the US reliance on contractors may have heightened the difficulties of the Afghan security forces.”

Nick Turse> 450 Bases and It’s Not Over Yet> The Pentagon’s Afghan Basing Plans for Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops

450 Bases and It’s Not Over Yet> The Pentagon’s Afghan Basing Plans for Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops By Nick Turse   February 12, 2012   Tom Dispatch In late December, the lot was just a big blank: a few burgundy metal shipping containers sitting in an expanse of crushed eggshell-colored gravel inside a razor-wire-topped fence.  The American […]