Sunday, 19 December 2010
Looking forward to the New Year?
Danger Room reports (December 17th): Next year’s supposed to be the big year in
Iraq: the final departure of troops. But the Iraqi Ministry of Interior wants you to know that it has a lot of business opportunities available long after that for enterprising defense corporations. U.S.
Come by the Crown Plaza Hotel near
National Airport just outside of on March 3 and 4, because that’s when the Iraq Homeland and Border Control Conference will kick off. Sponsored by a business-expo firm called New Fields, which has hosted Iraqi defense officials for similar conferences, the event bills itself as a rare chance to “brief key Iraqi homeland and border control officials and decision maker [sic] about your equipments and services,” according to a typo-prone brochure for the event Washington, D.C.
It’s not so surprising that the Iraqi Interior Ministry is looking for a few good American contractors. The remaining 50,000
U.S. troops may be on the way out, but still doesn’t have a developed air force — or control of its own air space. Iraq