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The great 'peacekeeping' experiment

[b]Study says nearly half of defense spending for 9/11 wars went to private contractors[/b]

Up to half of the $14 trillion spent by the Pentagon since 9/11 went to for-profit defense contractors, a study released Monday found. While much of this money went to weapons suppliers, the research is the latest to point to the dependence on contractors for war-zone duties as contributing to mission failures in Afghanistan in particular (pbs).

We brought the toys. If we left him on the playground when we were done, it's on us as to who picks them up.
The biggest defense budget on the planet by far and the Pentagon still outsources. 14 Trillion. That is even double the numbers of Brown university for the war.

As for the toys the only thing left behind was what was sold to the afghan puppet government. And like nearly all these missions that usually involves essentially offloading your military surplus. It is all American made and cosmetically looks like some of the same stuff the US still uses but most of it is old equipment nobody needed or wanted. For example people were making a big deal about Blackhawks a few few weeks ago. Those have been around since the late 70s. Doesn't mean much.
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
Thanks for sharing this.
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
War profits could simply be illegal.

 
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