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Should the United States reduce its reliance on private security contractors in war zones?

Yes. The government has less control over the behavior of contracted soldiers in combat zones.
37% (470 votes)
Yes. Private contractor involvement should be confined to food services, transportation and other non-combat needs in theater.
36% (460 votes)
No. Most contractors are former U.S. military anyway, and this is a good way for them to continue to serve and make decent pay.
9% (112 votes)
No. It costs the government less to care for private contractors after discharge because injuries they incur as contractors do not qualify them for VA care later.
2% (26 votes)
No. Private contractors have a bit more latitude to engage in security missions where U.S. troop presence might create political problems.
16% (201 votes)
Total votes: 1269

 

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