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Contractor Fatalities Skyrocket in Iraq, Afghanistan

Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice

by Steven Schooner and Colin D Swann of the George Washington University Law School

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Contractor Fatalities Skyrocket in Iraq, Afghanistan

In 2003, contractor deaths represented only 4 percent of all fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan but jumped to 40 percent from 2008 to the second quarter of 2010.

So far this year, more contractors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan than American soldiers.

In fact, more than half of the U.S. casualties were contractors, according to a new report by analysts at the George Washington University Law School.

The numbers are estimates, and the actual fatalities are probably higher.

See Our Fallen Contractors for an ongoing memorial of the names and faces

September 22, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties | , , , , , | Leave a comment