Though much of the narrative of the past several months has been about the US military not leaving Iraq after December, the US State Department is still operating under the assumption that they are, and as such are throwing together an operation they say will be the largest since the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after World War II.
“We’ve spent too much money and lost too many kids’ lives not to do this thing right,” insisted Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides. But putting together their own army and air force of military contractors is no small order, nor is managing 10,000 plus contractors.
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