Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Contents: (1) Background; (2) Managing Contractors during Contingency Contracting; (3) Number and Roles of Contractors in CENTCOM, in Iraq, in Afghanistan; (4) Efforts to Improve Contractor Management and Oversight; (5) Contractors in DoD Strategy and Doctrines: (a) Can Contractors Undermine U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan?; (b) DoD Strategy and Doctrine: The National Defense Strategy and Quadrennial Defense Review; Field Manual on Operations; Field Manual on Counterinsurgency; New Doctrine, DoD Instructions, and Other Efforts; (6) Selected Congressional Hearings and Legislation; (7) Contract Management, Oversight, and Coordination: Training Contractors and the Military in Contingency Contracting. Illus.There are other isolated references to contractors or contracting, but most analysts consider that these references provide little actual guidance. ... Prior to publishing 3-24, a manual dedicated to counterinsurgency operations had not been published for more than 20 years. ... issued an instruction establishing policy and procedures for managing private security contractors during contingency operations.

Title:Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan
Author:Moshe Schwartz
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-02


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