Privatizing War (cont.)

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An American soldier in Afghanistan.

From Tuesday’s list of Pentagon contract announcements:

Jorge Scientific Corp., Arlington, Va., was awarded an $11,810,908 modification (P00006) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-filled, multi-year contract (W560MY-13-C-0004) to provide counterinsurgency advisory and assistance teams services throughout Afghanistan.  The cumulative total face value of this contract is $21,262,084.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan.  Fiscal 2013 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $11,229,501 are being obligated on this award.  The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.

This concern, we have noted in the past, has been paid tens of millions of dollars to plan and fight the war in Afghanistan.

Don’t we have military folks to do that?