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  •  That's not how this type of outsourcing works. (2+ / 0-)
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    aliasalias, Calamity Jean

    Definitely not a 'cheap labor' type.
    These merc contracts are much more expensive than letting our capable military do the same functions.
    The average merc makes as much in three or four months as a trained (at taxpayer expense) E5/E6 security billeted uniformed military does in a year. Plus, there is a large overhead expense behind each merc, paid for in the contract with BW/XE or whatever firm. All biilable to the US government.

    What we/they do get is NON-accountability, plausible deniability, questionable tasking assignments, and very large, shareable profits (to grease the congresscritters, retired military consultants/lobbyists, etc.).

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