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CRS Report: 108K Contractors in Afghanistan

The Congressional Research Service says there are 108,000 U.S.-paid contractors providing military support in Afghanistan, outnumbering the 65,700 uniformed troops on the ground, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes CRS said in a report that the Pentagon spent $159.6 billion between 2007 and 2012 on contracting services in Iraq and …

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