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Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice, Contractor Casualties Skyrocket

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on September 22, 2010

by Steven L Schooner and Colin D Swan, The George Washington University Law School

Thanks you both for this report.

Contractor Fatalities Skyrocket in Iraq, Afghanistan

In 2003, contractor deaths represented only 4 percent of all fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan but jumped to 40 percent from 2008 to the second quarter of 2010.

So far this year, more contractors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than American soldiers.

In fact, more than half of the U.S. casualties were contractors, according to a new report by analysts at the George Washington University Law School.

The numbers are estimates, and the actual fatalities are probably higher.

Please see Our Fallen Contractors for an ongoing Memorial of the names and faces

2 Responses to “Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice, Contractor Casualties Skyrocket”

  1. Eleanor said

    For now my comment on this is that the major media outlets (ALL OF THEM) need to place more focus on this issue.

    • defensebaseactcomp said

      Thanks Eleanor,
      They have been the hidden casualties and a hidden expense of the war as well.
      A cover up of massive proportions.

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