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Contract workers are war's forgotten

by RB2D2 / August 2, 2004 12:03 AM PDT

Contract workers are war's forgotten

The deaths have created an overlooked subculture of war-related grief, one in which contractors' families confront a bureaucracy that is largely inventing procedures on the fly. Inconsistent corporate responses and murky government procedures exacerbate families' already raw emotions. Unlike when soldiers and officers die in the line of duty, few fixed rules apply to contractor casualties.

The military aims to fly soldiers' bodies to Dover Port Mortuary in Delaware within three days of their arrival at the Kuwait processing center. Contractors generally have to find a commercial flight to ship the bodies, and that can take time.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5563167/

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Re: Contract workers are war's forgotten
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / August 2, 2004 12:13 AM PDT
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Re: Contract workers are war's forgotten
by RB2D2 / August 2, 2004 4:01 AM PDT

Are civilians usually in charge of getting supplies to forces in a war zone? Why not use serviceman? Sometimes people are willing to die for patriotism but not for money.

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