Paying To Guard Our Military
by James Glaser
July 28, 2009

According to an article written by Richard Lardner, for the Associated Press on July 27, 2009, the United States Army published a notice July 10th informing interested contractors that it was contemplating a contract for "theater-wide" armed security.

"The contract would provide for a variety of security services, to include the static security of compounds on which U.S. and coalition forces reside, and for the protection of mission essential convoys in and around forward operating bases located throughout Afghanistan," the notice states.

The United States has the most powerful military in the world, however, maybe not enough troops if we have a war going in Iraq and Afghanistan, and want to start another one. Hiring armed private security to protect all the bases we have in the Middle East, and for the security of the re-supply of another American force attacking, say Pakistan, would free up thousands of American troops, while keeping the number of total troops in the region at the same level.

Washington can get pretty tricky when they want to play with the numbers, and with the Obama Democrats being just as willing as the Bush Republicans were to fund our wars no matter where they are, anything can happen.

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