State Dept. planning to field a small army in
McClatchy reports (July 21st): Can diplomats field their own army? The State Department is laying plans to do precisely that in
In little more than a year, State Department contractors in
Withdrawal? Obama and Clinton Expanding US Paramilitary Force in Iraq Iraq
Jeremy Scahill writes for The Nation (July 22nd): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is presiding up to be a radical expansion of a private, US-funded paramilitary force that will operate in Iraq for the foreseeable future--the very type of force Clinton once claimed she opposed.
The State Department is asking Congress to approve funds to more than double the number of private security contractors in
What is unfolding is the face of President Obama's scaled-down, rebranded mini-occupation of