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Number Of Private Security Contractors In Afghanistan Doubles In Just Four Month

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Interesting development. I hadn't heard this previously.


     
  2. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Bad idea.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Bush did it, Obama did it, therefore Obama's a hypocrite, yada yada.

    Feel free to mix in a new trick.
     
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Actually, the same guy did it. Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense for both presidents. The contractors are just the tip of the iceberg of the problem -- our military isn't big enough for all the stuff we ask it to do -- at least in terms of personnel. If you want to get those warm bodies, you either pay more, or propose a draft. Guess which pols choose?
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Despite all the Fox News you watch? Or because of it??
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Contractors? How about just saying mercenaries...
     
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Number Of Private Security Contractors In Afghanistan Doubles In Just Four M

    I watch a lot more MSNBC than I do FoxNews.

    I never watch Beck, Hannity, or Greta. I'll catch a few minutes of O'Reilly from time to time when I'm flipping channels, but I never sit through a whole show.

    About the only Fox show I'll try to watch is Special Report with Brett Baier.
     
  8. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Got a buddy to head over. Pay is too good to pass up.
     
  9. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    This article covers some of the problems with the private contractors:

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/11/army_convoy_security_112909w/
     
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