Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know
As a result of the coming surge of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan, there may be up to 56,000 additional Department of Defense contractors deployed in addition to the 104,000 already there.
Overall, contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce, “the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history.” That’s not in one war zone—that’s the Pentagon in its entirety.
A mercenary in a dangerous war zone costs US tax payers about $545,000 per year. An Army Special Forces Green Beret with 20 years experience costs the tax payer about $70,000 per year. Wonder why the US is going broke?