30 iunie 2020

Use of military contractors shrouds true costs of war; Washington wants it that way, study says

stripes.com

The rockets that fell on a military base in Iraq did not distinguish between soldiers and contractors.Nawres Hamid, a U.S. contractor working as an interpreter, was killed in the Dec. 27 attack by an Iranian-backed militia that also injured American troops, prompting retaliatory strikes that edged the U.S. and Iran closer to open conflict.Hamid’s death illuminated the proliferation of contractors at U.S. bases worldwide during the past two decades, a presence that camouflages the true cost of [...]