Thursday, December 07, 2006


CAAFlogAre civilians soon to be tried by courts-martial?

According to a December 5, 2006, article in the Washington Post, the number of civilian contractors in Iraq now exceeds 100,000. That is nearly the same amount of U.S. troops in Iraq. With the armed forces now relying on civilians for half of its combat force, can the courts-martial of civlians be far off? I think Gene should avoid taking that lucrative Halliburton contract until the full effects of the amended Article 2 are known.


Anonymous said...

And, there was a similar item from the ISG which suggests "ordering" federal civilian employees to Iraq if there aren't enough volunteers. Nothing like making life dangerous for civilians to cause angst.

Bridget said...

Any guesses about the limits of "contingency operation"?