Source: Service Contractor
“…more than 2,000 contractors have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Contractor deaths now represent over 25 percent of all U.S. fatalities” in those conflicts, write Steven Schooner and Collin Swan of the George Washington University Law School.”
In Iraq in both 2009 and 2010, and in Afghanistan in 2010, contractors were running ahead of the U.S. military in losses, the article indicates.
More than likely, the term ‘contractor’ refers to security contractors engaged in hostile firefights, convoys and trucking from corporations such as Blackwater (now Xe), DynCorp, Triple Canopy, etc.
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