Saturday, April 17, 2010
Being a War Contractor
Billions of dollars later amid a sea of speculation and corruption, the AP reports that General McChrystal, a top general in Afghanistan, announced that "we've gone too far. I actually think we would be better if we reduced the number of contractors involved. I think it doesn't save money. We have created in ourselves a dependency on contractors that I think is greater than it ought to be." So, without billions of dollars in government contracts, what will become of KBR, formerly Halliburton and Xe, formerly Blackwater?