War is hell especially for U.S. non military civilian contractors on defense bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You or your loved one might not fit the profile for active military duty. Instead these corporations (KBR, Blackwater, DynCorp/CSC, Halliburton, and many more) have assigned thousands of civilian employees, contractors, and subcontractors for dangerous non-military work in Iraq and Afghanistan defense bases.
As a matter of fact, according to various sources, the Pentagon's civilian contractor work force in Afghanistan outnumbers the deployment of uniformed U.S. soldiers, with contractors accounting for 57 percent of Department of Defense (DOD). As of March 2009, the DOD employed more than 240,000 contractors in the two war zones, compared with approximately 282,000 uniformed soldiers.
Your status as civilian during war time is controversial. You are employees of U.S. government contractors and subcontractors, private military contractors, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Contractors come from many countries but this website is devoted to U.S. contractors.
In January 2007 a newspaper article reported that the Pentagon estimated about 100,000 contractors in Iraq from highly-trained former special-forces soldiers to drivers, cooks, mechanics, plumbers, translators, electricians, laundry workers, and other support personnel. At that time Halliburton's KBR was the largest military contractor operating in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan with more than 50,000 employees and subcontractors.
The Pentagon doesn't track non military contractor deaths.
Privatized peace keeping contractors minimize the real number of military and non military victims in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Has your family hero died working as non military personnel at a War time defense base? Did you get the answers you deserved? Did you get the compensation you deserved? Was justice served?