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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Veteran Stops Awarding of Military Contract

by Jay Allbritton
Icee Award goes out to Brian X. Scott, an army veteran from Colorado, for stopping the awarding of a bloated contract to what he calls "mercenaries". I call them war profiteers.

From The Washington Post:

A federal judge yesterday ordered the military to temporarily refrain from awarding the largest security contract in Iraq. The order followed an unusual series of events set off when a U.S. Army veteran filed a protest against the government practice of hiring what he calls mercenaries, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The contract, worth about $475 million, calls for a private company to provide intelligence services to the U.S. Army and security for the Army Corps of Engineers on reconstruction work in Iraq. The case, which is being heard by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, puts on trial one of the most controversial and least understood aspects of the Iraq war: the outsourcing of military security to an estimated 20,000 armed contractors who operate with little oversight.

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The SFGate has a phenomenal story about what happens when contractors open fire.

VIDEO: Jello Biafra talks about war profiteering.

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