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Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice


Steven L. Schooner


George Washington University - Law School

Collin D. Swan


George Washington University - Law School

September 1, 2010

Service Contractor, p. 16, September 2010
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 512
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 512

Abstract:     
This brief article quantifies how, in Iraq and Afghanistan, contractor personnel increasingly have made the ultimate sacrifice alongside, or in lieu of, service members. The enormity of the contractor sacrifice gives pause - more than 2,000 contractors have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But what is more striking is that contractors are bearing an increasing proportion of the annual death toll. In the first half of 2010, more contractors died in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the war effort than members of the U.S. military waging these wars.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: Contractor Fatalities, Faces of the Fallen, Privatization, Outsourcing, Private Security, Government Contracts, Public Procurement

JEL Classification: J17, J28, H56, H57, L84

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Date posted: September 19, 2010  

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Schooner, Steven L. and Swan, Collin D., Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice (September 1, 2010). Service Contractor, p. 16, September 2010; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 512; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 512. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1677506

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Steven L. Schooner (Contact Author)
George Washington University - Law School ( email )
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
202-994-3037 (Phone)
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Collin D. Swan
George Washington University - Law School ( email )
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
412-418-8968 (Phone)
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