Skip to comments.U.S. to Double Civilian Force in Iraq After Withdrawal [ Obama to double Private Security Forces ]
Posted on 08/18/2010 10:24:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone
As the last brigade of U.S. combat troops began to leave Iraq Thursday the Obama administration planned to double the number of private security guards it has in the country to fill the void.
President Barack Obama had imposed an end-of-the-month deadline for the pullout -- and "The Last Patrol," which included members of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, crossed the border into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday local time.
Obama called it a milestone in the war, but the widely-publicized exit of the Stryker soldiers Thursday does not entirely end the fighting mission as there are still 2,600 combat troops left in Iraq.. They are expected to pull out in the next few days.
About 50,000 troops will stay in Iraq until the end of next year to train Iraqi forces and after August 31 the mission in Iraq will no longer be known as Operation Iraqi Freedom and will instead be known as Operation New Dawn.
When the last of the military troops leave at the end of 2011, the Obama administration is planning to more than double the number of private security guards it has in Iraq -- up to 7,000 -- The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing unnamed administration officials.
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Soros must have bought Blackwater with Nancy!
Is he doubling that private security force here in America like he talked about in his campaign? Probably all the ACORN leftovers and the Purple Shirts (SEIU)!!!
“The security contractors, defending five fortified compounds around the country, will operate radars to warn of enemy rocket attacks, search for roadside bombs, fly reconnaissance drones and staff quick reaction forces to help civilians in distress, the officials told the Times.”
So as I understand it Obama is removing combat troops and replacing them with private security personnel to continue to perform the same operations that the combat troops were doing. The man lives in an alternative universe.
They’ve got it covered: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDoX8UnQ4D0
Nation of Islam? New Black Panthers? LaRaza?
“So as I understand it Obama is removing combat troops and replacing them with private security personnel to continue to perform the same operations that the combat troops were doing.”
Could be a cost factor. Sometimes it’s cheaper to use mercenaries.
He wants to privatize the military, but not Social Security.
I suppose dead mercenaries count less than dead soldiers and injured mercenaries don’t fill up VA hospitals.