[Marxism] Re: Mercenaries
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Apr 2 16:51:08 MST 2004
>Does anyone on the Marxmail list know how much these "volunteer" "soldiers
>of fortune" (sorry, should have said "civilian contractors") get for their
>service to the poor people of Iraq?
The rapid growth of the private security industry has come about in part
because of the shrinkage of the American military: there are simply fewer
military personnel available to protect officials, diplomats and bases
overseas, security experts say.
To meet the rising demand, the companies are offering yearly salaries
ranging from $100,000 to nearly $200,000 to entice senior military Special
Operations forces to switch careers. Assignments are paying from a few
hundred dollars to as much as $1,000 a day, military officials said.
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