Afghan escalation means up to 56,000 more contractors, bringing total to 130,000-160,000

//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9221/

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Obama's Afghan Surge Will Rely Heavily On Private Contractors Mercenaries

As President Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan unfolds, the number of contractors will likely jump by between 16,000 and 56,000, adding up to a total of 120,000-160,000, according to an updated study from the Congressional Research Service.

//tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/12/afghanistan_contractors_new_congressional_study.php



Congressman Grayson and Afghanistan Veterans Urge Congress Not to Fund Troop Surge

Congressman Grayson said, "The goals of expelling al-Qaeda and overthrowing the Taliban were accomplished years ago. The notion that an increase of 30,000 troops is necessary to ensure America's security is absurd.
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/12/15-9



Rep. Alan Grayson Reads Petition from 100,000 People

End the War Now



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ka55UikRrU&feature=player_embedded#


From Information Clearing House

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Report Reveals Scope of Government Contracting

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: "According to a new government report, more than 50 percent of the Department of Defense workforces are military contractors and the Obama administration's troop surge in Afghanistan is set to only increase these numbers."

//www.truthout.org/1217094



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