Monday, July 27, 2009

More Security Contractors Going to Afghanistan

The military is considering contracting with a private security firm to manage security on numerous bases in Afghanistan. Although the Pentagon has stated it intends to cut back on the use of private security contractors they are faced with an increasingly tough situation in Afghanistan and need to commit more troops to the fight in that country to counter the growing insurgency. Bringing in security contractors to man the interior of the forward operational bases will free up U.S. Army and Marine Corps units to go on the offense. While this situation is "politically incorrect"; it also is an immediate and extremely cost effective solution. Read more in "Military Weighs Private Security On Front Lines", The Washington Post, July 26, 2009. Click here to read other past news articles online about security firms providing support to the war effort. Click here for a list of security firms providing services in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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