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Posts Tagged ‘kbr

US Military contracting swindles

September 7, 2011

After three years, the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting completed its business this week. In its final report to Congress (PDF), it estimates that the federal government has lost between $31 and $60 billion to contractor fraud and waste since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq started. Its “greatest-hits list” of expensive bloopers make that […]

Blackwater looting our nation and pauperizing U.S. citizens

August 22, 2009

To fatten profit margins, contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan like Blackwater (now called Xe) and KBR cheat U.S. taxpayers and underpay their help in the process. According to the book “Blackwater” by Jeremy Scahill, by late 2007 Blackwater had been paid more than $750 million. Scahill reports an audit charged that Blackwater included profit in […]

War is Great Business for the Defense Industry

August 17, 2009

“On my last day in Iraq,” veteran McClatchy News correspondent Leila Fadel wrote August 9th, “as on my first day in Iraq, I couldn’t see what the United States and its allies had accomplished. …I couldn’t understand what thousands of American soldiers had died for and why hundreds of thousands of Iraqis had been killed.” […]

Defense Department waste and fraud

June 8, 2009

The Defense Department has failed to provide adequate oversight over tens of billions of dollars in contracts to support military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, says a new report by an independent commission investigating waste and fraud in wartime spending. U.S. reliance on private sector employees has grown to “unprecedented proportions,” yet the government has […]