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Why Contractor Fatalities Matter

  title={Why Contractor Fatalities Matter},
  author={Steven L. Schooner},
  journal={Public Economics: Publicly Provided Goods eJournal},
  • Steven L. Schooner
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Public Economics: Publicly Provided Goods eJournal
  • At the end of July 2008, the media reported that 4,600 service members have died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. But reporting only military fatalities understates the human cost of America's engagements in these regions by nearly a fourth. On the modern, outsourced battlefield, the U.S. government increasingly has delegated to the private sector the responsibility to stand in harm's way and, if required, die for America. As of 30 June 2008, more than 1,350 civilian contractor… CONTINUE READING
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