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Under Prince's leadership, the American contractors who worked in Iraq were at the center of some of the war's most notorious incidents, with four ... crippling consequences to the recycling of failed strategies in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan over and over and over and over... https://t.co/8RdsUmJ7ZY via @ ...
“The massive vehicles have V-shaped hulls designed to deflect IEDs—a life-saving technological innovation for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because troops ride in these vehicles in dangerous conflict zones, they get hit—and need repairs.” A research scholar told the Daily Beast that it is common for ...

Fisher, who has long worked on Ali's case, estimates the number of these local staff is in the “tens of thousands” — one contractor alone had hired out 8,000 Iraqi interpreters by 2009. A congressional budget report in 2008 estimated that 15,000 Iraqis also worked as private security contractors for U.S. ...
The US military is using more than 5,500 contractors in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon revealed in a quarterly report this week that acknowledges the use of contractors in the Syrian war zone for the first time. The latest figures from US Central Command indicate ...
Nick had gone to Iraq as a telecommunications contractor to repair radio towers following the United States' invasion in 2003 — a military move Nick supported and Michael, an anti-war protester since Vietnam, did not. During both of his campaigns following Nick's death — the one for Congress and the one ...
There is much in the current news about Russian security contractors dying in Syria. It must be remembered that the Russian contractors were preceded by American security contractors, who came to total more than twenty-five thousand in Iraq in 2009. The difference between the two is that there are ...

As of 2015, when the Costs of War project made its latest tallies, up to 165,000 Iraqi civilians had died as a direct consequence of U.S. war, plus around 8,000 U.S. soldiers and military contractors in Iraq. Those numbers have only continued to rise. Up to 6,000 civilians were killed by U.S.-led strikes in Iraq ...
A family of Iraqi refugees who fled Baghdad amid death threats from terrorists targeting the father's work supporting the American army have built a new ... got married — when Sano started receiving death threats while he was working for the U.S. Army as a technology contractor at a base called Camp Taji.
Most of the PSC contractors are former military officers and the CEOs are former officials from the PLA or PAP. This situation creates several scenarios related to the perception of a possible Chinese hidden agenda and indirect power projection. The killing of innocent civilians by U.S. contractors in Iraq ...
Joshua Wall from Golf Company 2nd Battalion 7th Marines set up security during a patrol on August 16, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. Golf Company is tasked with .... accidentally killing civilians. One of the most egregious incidents came in 2007 when Blackwater contractors killed 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad.
Recently Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (known as Sinopec) which is the main contractor in developing Iran's Yadavaran oilfield (shared with Iraq in Iran's southwestern region of Karoun) has claimed that an Iranian company caused them several hundred millions ...
A Taliban suicide car bomber has detonated explosives near to a compound for foreign security contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said. ... The Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group have launched a series of deadly attacks across the country, ...
Chris Thobaben, who had the idea to repurpose the drones for logistics after seeing too many comrades killed or wounded on supply runs in Iraq. ... All day long here, racking up more than 400 sorties, Marines and contractors are tapping tablets to summon mini-drones from a central “Hive” to drop empty ...
In addition, the budget did not include allocations to the Iraqi Kurdistan peshmerga or Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), which some critics said was ... paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq, tweeted, “The fact that PMU fighters are still treated as contractors and not as equals to security service officers, ...
In 2010, David Sickle and Matthew Elliott were working in Baghdad, Iraq, for Falls Church, Virginia-based Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions L.L.C. when Mr. Elliott, who assisted with a military base's canine unit, injured his back while stacking sandbags, according to documents filed in David Sickle and ...
Iraq's Tank Fleet In Trouble as Contractors Pull Out – U.S.-based defense contractor General Dynamics, responsible for maintaining Iraq's fleet of U.S.-made M1 Abrams tanks, has pulled most of its employees out of Iraq at the request of the U.S. government. According to an employee, the U.S. government ...
... Iraq is not able to maintain its fleet of US-made tanks after foreign contractors have left and Baghdad has not adhered to US “end-use requirements.” “We were informed that the [U.S. government] shut the program down until such time [as] the few M1s are returned to us,” Foreign Policy quoted a contractor ...

Then in late December 2017, most of the General Dynamics contractors abruptly left Iraq. “We were informed that the [U.S. government] shut the program down until such time [as] the few M1s are returned to us,” one contractor told Foreign Policy on the condition we not print their name, as they're not ...
... hopes for veterans and contractors exposed to smoke from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. As first reported by Fox News, the judge ruled that Kellogg Brown and Root and its insurer, AIG, are responsible for covering the expenses of Veronica Landry of Colorado Spring, a contractor who was exposed to ...
Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. ... look increasingly as part of efforts to create a quasi-state on a large part of Syrian territory – from the eastern bank of the Euphrates River all the way to the border with Iraq,” he said.
The report provides Department of Defense contractor personnel numbers for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. It includes personnel in Syria, along with those deployed to Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Afghanistan, Operation Freedom's Sentinel (OFS), and the US Central Command area of ...
Special Immigrant Visas, a State Department initiative to provide asylum to Afghan and Iraqi contractors, have allowed some former interpreters to emigrate to the US. Nonetheless, thousands remain stuck in Iraq. The New Arab spoke to Laith al-Haydar, a former interpreter, to learn more about the ...
Previous reports did not acknowledge any U.S. contractor presence in Syria. The January report, for instance, breaks out data only for Iraq and Afghanistan. The new report lumps together data for Iraq and Syria, but does not specify what activities contractors are conducting in the respective countries.
However, for many of our Iraqi wartime allies, violence persists. Over the course of the conflict, thousands of Iraqis provided valuable service to U.S. forces, diplomats, contractors and other government personnel to assist the U.S. mission in Iraq. I know because I worked with some of them. For this reason, I ...
She is among thousands of veterans and civilian contractors who blame the "burn pits" for a host of health problems, including leukemia, brain tumors, congestive heart failure, severe ... Hired as a contractor for KBR, Terry Evans, of Dunkirk in Hardin County, flew to Tallil Air Base in Iraq in November 2008.
(Photo: duncan c / Flickr)Fifteen years ago this month, President George W. Bush addressed the nation to announce his invasion of Iraq. ... In the war on terror, nearly 7,000 US soldiers (and roughly as many contractors) have been killed, and more than 100 times as many US veterans -- close to 1 million ...
Plaintiffs Suhail Al Shimari, Salah Al–Ejaili, and Asa'ad Al–Zuba'e, all Iraqi nationals, were detained in the custody of the U.S. Army at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, they sued a government contractor, CACI Premier Technology, Inc., which provided interrogation services for the U.S. ...
In Iraq, owning this special item can grease the skids in business, get a politician to stand at attention and even inspire affection in a sweetheart. This key that opens so ... Essa Sultan, a 47-year-old contractor, said he paid $1,200 in 2009 for a phone number that ends with six sevens. He has been offered ...
American and Iraqi air force commanders say the coalition will launch fewer airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces and instead focus more on training Iraqi pilots. Currently, Iraqi F-16 pilots are trained in America and the maintenance and security of Iraq's F-16s is largely carried out by U.S. contractors.
... hopes for veterans and contractors exposed to smoke from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. As first reported by Fox News, the judge ruled that Kellogg Brown and Root and its insurer, AIG, are responsible for covering the expenses of Veronica Landry of Colorado Spring, a contractor who was exposed to ...
Egyptian companies, including Arab Contractors, one of Africa's largest contracting groups, will be part of the Iraq reconstruction process. Mahlab headed the firm before he became housing minister in 2013 and then prime minister in 2014. The companies are expected to start work in Iraq soon after signing ...
American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq. In Baghdad, an Iraqi government spokesman on Feb. 5 confirmed to The Associated Press that the ...
Two Iraqi officials tell The Associated Press the U.S.-led coalition has reached an agreement to draw down its troops in Iraq for the first time since the war against IS was launched over three years ago. An AP reporter at the base saw troop movements matching the officials' account. The contractors and ...
Western contractors at coalition base: American troops start drawdown in Iraq following defeat of Islamic State group. Updated 10:35 pm, Sunday, February 4, 2018. AL ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — Western contractors at coalition base: American troops start drawdown in Iraq following defeat of Islamic State group.
Mr Fletcher is clear-eyed on life working in Iraq, where he's lived during the US' withdrawal, and more recently, the rise and decline of ISIS. ... Mr Fletcher's team has made stand-by power more reliable with new generators, helped increase water storage, and trained local contractors to carry out inspections ...
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The American Red Cross in Europe is trying to erase the difficulties many contractors and their spouses face in integrating into their new communities on the Continent. The contractor's life is often not an easy one. When Heather Hill moved to northern Japan in 2012 with ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Civilian contractors supporting the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq are on the rise despite the extremist group's military defeat, according to statistics released by the US Central Command (CENTCOM). The numbers, which are recorded quarterly have gradually ...
The service says the contractor-operated drones would provide a “surge” of intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance capabilities as the U.S. military .... “I have served as a battalion commander in Iraq and regimental commander in Afghanistan, but in some ways, the Task Force Southwest mission has ...
The Defense Department (DOD) is able to do so because of reduced combat operations in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). President Trump · Donald ... The U.S. forces still there would focus on counterterrorism operations and security for diplomats and contractors. There are ...
Biden's comments shed light on a debate that has roiled physicians, former service members and the Department of Veteran Affairs about whether the health of some U.S. military personnel was compromised by garbage disposal methods used by contractors and the military at overseas bases in Iraq and ...
We met with Itochu and discussed the required financial investments and operations at the field,” Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, the head of Iraq's state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC), told Reuters. The operator and lead contractor at the West Qurna-1 oil field is ExxonMobil, which had agreed in 2010 to rehabilitate ...
Instead Faqiri joined 69,000 Iraqis and Afghans - translators, contractors and their families - who have fled since 2008, when the State Department began issuing special immigrant visas to those who risked their lives to translate for American troops. What followed has been a years-long clearance process ...
Jarrard's number), 17,000 in Iraq (about 8,000 contractors plus the 8,900 soldiers), and 43,800 in Afghanistan (about 28,500 contractors plus the 15,300 troops) — all told, more than double the official number, and perhaps still too low thanks to those intelligence contractors and temporary deployments.
A senior executive at a US company which supports American troops in Iraq spoke to AP on condition of anonymity and said contractor vehicles are subject to scrutiny at checkpoints where they are frequently stopped and ordered to hand over documents proving they have paid taxes. Military contractors have warned the ...
Rebooting the Afghan war; 'Shift in focus' in Iraq; Audit finds $800m discrepancy; Trouble in Gitmo's court; and just a bit more… .... “Dozens of American soldiers have been transported from Iraq to Afghanistan on daily flights over the past week, along with weapons and equipment, the contractors said.”
US troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over Daesh last year, according to Western contractors at a US-led coalition base in Iraq. Dozens of American soldiers have been transported from Iraq to Afghanistan on daily flights over the past week, along with ...
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) - Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq say American troops have started to drawdown from the country following the ... The contractors and officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations and declined to reveal the exact size of the drawdown.
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — The U.S. has started to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, an Iraqi government spokesman and Western contractors said Monday. The move marks a shift in priorities for the U.S. following the ...
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq >> American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, ... However, an AP reporter at the Al-Asad base in western Iraq saw troop movements reflecting the contractors' account of a drawdown.
Western contractors at coalition base: American troops start drawdown in Iraq following defeat of Islamic State group. By The Associated Press. AL ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq — Feb 5, 2018, 1:33 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Western contractors at coalition base: American troops start drawdown in Iraq following ...


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The six companies -- Bechtel Group Inc., Fluor Corp., Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root, Louis Berger Group Inc., Parsons Corp. and Washington Group International Inc. -- contributed a combined $3.6 million in individual, PAC and soft money donations between 1999 and 2002, the Center reported on its news site, CapitalEye.org. Sixty-six percent of that total went to Republicans.
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