Foreign contractor are returning to Iraq serve the thousands of American advisers 8/4
Foreign contractors are returning to Iraq to serve the thousands of American advisers
The growth of the organization "Daash" in the Middle East, one of the reasons the recovery of US companies.Although the United States spend millions of dollars channeled through the organization strikes on sites and send an advisory forces to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi army, but the war against al "Daash" is not required American level. In the United States, specifically in New York state, is a global company owned by a very rich family, is one of the most prominent actors in Iraq companies, got a mandate for action by the US Embassy in Iraq, Mqolha Lockheed Martin received during the invasion of "Daash" Iraq, thousands of requests for the production of Alhelvair missiles, and to provide the country by about 160 American-made Humvee vehicle as well as ammunition sold by the company to the Iraqi side millions of dollars.
"SOS", a giant US company in control of all business in Iraq. Board of Directors consists of former Deputy Minister of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, which is seen as one of the architects of the invasion of Iraq, and his assistant, Paul Butler, and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Giant operating in Iraq can be identified by its website, it was awarded contracts for work in Iraq in 2015 worth $ 400 million. It includes $ 40 million to equip US forces in Iraq, meals and providing medical services in Basmajh area, where Americans advisors resides there.
US Army awarded the company a contract separate from the former in late June, to provide similar services at Camp Taji, and expects the Pentagon to continue the contract to the end of June of 2018.
A year after the start of the US strikes on the organization Daash sites, it has spread in Iraq, about 3,500 US troops to train Iraqi forces and advising them. According to the US Army, he contracted with a company to provide logistical support for US operations, including the provision of cleaning services, drivers, translators, security officers to provide protection for the Americans advisors.
These processes and figures began pales in comparison to the previous work. At the height of preoccupation with Iraq in its war against terrorism and the fight to organize "Daash", it appeared chance of having American civilian contractors, especially those who provide logistics services to the US Army, slim.
Says Laura Dickinson, a professor of law at George Washington University, he said that "the presence of US forces in Iraq, maintains the work of civilian contractors Americans in the country and increases the America contracted with them to provide logistics services."
In the latest quarterly report issued by the US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, the number of civilian contractors working in Afghanistan and the Arab countries was in the month of April has reached 30 thousand, due to the presence of US troops there now. But these figures are in constant decline, for example, in April of 2014, there were more than 60 000 contractors working in Afghanistan.
Although the company reduced its influence in Iraq, but it helped the Iraqi government with weapons through its contract with the government, as the company made a number of high-level advisers to work at the Ministry of Defense and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.
At the end of last June, the company won a contract worth 700 000 dollars to provide security consultation for a period of one year, and the contract extends for four additional years for a total of $ 37 million.
And boils down to the company's work with the Ministry of Defense for one year, it is to prepare military officials and assess the status of the staff restructuring program and systems. The company will provide one adviser to the Kurdish government and five of the central government, according to Frank Helmick, a retired lieutenant who served in Iraq for three rounds between 2003 and 2011, and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission "solve problems" in the company "SOS".
He admitted Helmick, that contractors are playing a key role in Iraq, as evidenced when the United States decided to send an advisory troops to Iraq, it is natural that contracts with companies that provide logistics services to those Advisory forces, because these forces need to prepare food, wash their clothes and provide protection for them.
Company "SOS", is not the only company working in Iraq, particularly with the Ministry of Defence, as the share company "ABM", based in New York, too, is working to provide security and advisory assistance and has worked closely with the Iraqi anti-terrorism officials.
The problem today, involves the inability of the United States in the fight against militants, "Daash" from the logistical side. The United States can no longer contract with companies for the processing of advisory teams with food and other services, and this means it is no longer able to go to war again.
Sean McKevitt, National Defense University professor and author of "Modern mercenaries," he says, has become the role of contractors on the battlefield controversial, due to waste, fraud and abuse, which has become rampant in Iraq in particular.
According to an ad hoc committee to follow up and monitor the performance of the US military in Iraq formed by the US Congress, in 2008, the United States has lost in Iraq and Afghanistan together, about 31 to 60 billion dollars to remove the waste and contracting with companies that provide logistical support for the Army.
He adds Helmick, that today's business environment has become more competitive, there is a lot of competition between companies for work in Iraq.
William Beaver head cleaning dangerous areas in the world company, says, "The market has grown dramatically due to the presence of a large group of contractors and large number of veterans who left the military retirement and are looking today for ways to work, but the only thing that has not changed is the lack of transparency in obtaining contracts with Countries ".
From the outset, American military leaders warned that the war against the militants, "Daash" will be long, the company has been "SOS" service contract at Camp Taji ends in 2018. It is certain that companies will find a job as battles raged in the Arab region.