Kabul Convoy Attack Underscores Widespread Use of Contractors

Yesterday’s suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy killed at least 12 Americans, but they weren’t US soldiers. Instead, at least eight were members of the massive force of US government contractors fighting alongside the military in the occupation effort. The number of contractors working for the US military in Afghanistan is at least as large as the number of US soldiers there.

Click here to read more on the contractor army at CSMonitor.com

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.