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Army Corps of Engineers Spokesperson Lt. Col. Gene Pawlik

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Army Corps of Engineers Spokesperson Lt. Col. Gene Pawlik

Army Corps of Engineers Spokesperson Lt. Col. Gene Pawlik

Army Corps of Engineers Spokesperson Lt. Col. Gene Pawlik

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He responds to concerns about conflict of interest in awarding military contracts to private companies. Pawlik explains how the Army Corps of Engineers gave contracts to put out oil fires in Iraq to Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton. Vice President Dick Cheney, a former Secretary of Defense, was the CEO of Halliburton before he became vice president.

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