Blackwater security $445,000 per year per man

October 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Blackwater, iraq war | Leave a comment

The report also raised questions about the cost-effectiveness of using Blackwater forces instead of United States troops. Blackwater charges the government $1,222 per day per guard, “equivalent to $445,000 per year, or six times more than the cost of an equivalent U.S. soldier,” the report said.

Why is the U.S. deploying private firms to do its dirty work?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/01/washington/01cnd-blackwater.html?hp

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