[Infographic] War Inc. » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism

[Infographic] War Inc.

According to official accounts, US troops withdrew from Iraq on August 31, 2010, passing the baton to civilian forces. Does this mean we should expect a radical change in strategy? As this infographic shows, there are more privately-employed military sources than soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Assuming not all of them are ’soldiers of fortune’, carrying machine guns, it goes to show the US has outsourced the conduct of wars in which it has engaged.

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Author: Chilleh Penguin

A frisky penguin.

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