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Posted inNational Security, War in Afghanistan and Iraq

The struggle to police foreign subcontractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

To win hearts and minds in Afghanistan and Iraq, military experts want U.S. companies to contract with local firms for a variety of tasks like trucking, feeding troops, and providing security. The U.S. government’s “Afghan First” and “Iraqi First” initiatives increasingly seek to rely on local contractors, often through subcontracts, in part to stimulate their […]