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2003-01-21 Arabia
Ambush Kills American, Wounds Another in Kuwait
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Posted by Steve 2003-01-21 08:05 am|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [696 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Word has it they were from San Diego - a Kearny Mesa software firm supporting military tech hardware, and they'd only been in Kuwait a week or so
Posted by Frank G  2003-01-21 10:04:31||   2003-01-21 10:04:31|| Front Page Top

#2 Someone screwed the pooch. The Pentagon, long time ago, made a decision to trade off uniform support personnel for trigger pullers. The substitution of contractors, like this, for skilled grunts [which are expensive to train and even harder to retain in a free market system]was a choice. When the commanders on the scene fails to include the contractors in their 'force protection' planning and execution, this is the result. After the earlier shooting by a Kuwaiti of our soldiers, someone should have been bright enough to insure that these people were escorted or convoyed between secure locations. Someone needs a new rectal orifice ripped. As contractors, they didn't even have the ability to get Servicemens Group Life Insurance, so their families will probably be screwed too when the insurance company invokes the boilerplate exclusion for death during wartime. All because someone in uniform overthere is too busy and doesn't want to be bothered with the problem of taking care of contractors. I'm sure others are just lining up to take their place after this fiasco.
Posted by Don  2003-01-21 10:25:50||   2003-01-21 10:25:50|| Front Page Top

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