The Department of Defense's Use of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress

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This report examines current private security contractor (PSC) trends in Afghanistan and Iraq, steps the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken to improve oversight and management, and the impact that using private security personnel can have on military operations. It also reviews steps Congress has taken to exercise oversight over the use of PSCs and includes options for Congress.

Creator(s): Schwartz, Moshe
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Creation Date: February 21, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Schwartz, Moshe

Specialist in Defense Acquisition

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 21, 2011
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Iraq
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Afghanistan
Description:

This report examines current private security contractor (PSC) trends in Afghanistan and Iraq, steps the Department of Defense (DOD) has taken to improve oversight and management, and the impact that using private security personnel can have on military operations. It also reviews steps Congress has taken to exercise oversight over the use of PSCs and includes options for Congress.

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26 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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