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Author Smith, Charles M. (Contracts manager)

Title War for profit : Army contracting vs. supporting the troops / Charles M. Smith
Published New York : Algora Pub., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages :) : illustrations
Summary "WASHINGTON - The Army official who managed the Pentagon's largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than 1 billion in questionable charges to KBR ..." (James Risen, New York Times, June 17, 2008). This book by that very Army official provides an eye-opening firsthand account of how the US Government hands over your tax dollars to support contractors like KBR and Halliburton, rather than supporting the troops. This authoritative and well-documented record of the LOGCAP contract in Iraq and Afghanistan is at the same time a study of US parti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject United States. Army -- Procurement -- Evaluation.
KBR (Firm) -- Corrupt practices.
Defense contracts -- United States -- Management -- Evaluation.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Logistics -- Management.
Letting of contracts -- United States -- Management.
Logistics -- Contracting out -- United States -- Management -- Evaluation.
Genre/Form Reference works.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012031416
ISBN 0875869270 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
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