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Contract Work Grows for U.S. Firms in Iraq

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Contract Work Grows for U.S. Firms in Iraq

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Contract Work Grows for U.S. Firms in Iraq

Contract Work Grows for U.S. Firms in Iraq

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Occupying Iraq is costing the United States nearly $4 billion a month, but nearly one-third of that total is going to private contractors. The largest beneficiary is Halliburton, the company once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney. The Pentagon has expanded civilian contracts as reconstruction demands escalate in Iraq. NPR's Kathy Schalch reports.

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