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November 17, 2006

America's War Zone Contractors and the Occupation of Iraq

With the news that 14 security contractors, including four Americans, have been abducted in an ambush on a convoy in southern Iraq, our attention should be focused on the sacrifices and contributions these men make in the war against Islamofascism. Cao's blog does so today, and points to a piece at Frontpage magazine by David Forsmark, in which he talks about the book - A Bloody Business: America's War Zone Contractors and the Occupation of Iraq by Colonel Gerald Schumacher, United States Army Special Forces (ret.) (Zenith Press, 24.95, 304 pp.).

In an excerpt from Cao's you learn more on the story:

...not the story from graduates of Cambridge with a degree in Chemistry or science fiction buffs...or fake colonels...humanitarians with a chip on their shoulders, etc - He covers these myths:

Myth 1: The surviving Westmoreland notion that contractors are highly paid mercenaries.
Myth 2: Contractors operate under relaxed Rules of Engagement.
Myth 3: PMCs are a talent drain on the force.
Myth 4: Contractors are out of control.

Read it all.



Posted by Richard at November 17, 2006 8:01 AM





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