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Pentagon's Reliance on Contractors a Wartime Concern

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Pentagon's Reliance on Contractors a Wartime Concern

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Since the end of the Cold War, civilian contractors become vital to the military as armed forces shrink by more than a third. If America goes to war against Iraq, not everyone in battle will be in uniform — and many civilians will be close to the frontlines. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.