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19 Oct 2010 11:01 GMT | Politics, Humanitarian crises, Business & Economy, US & Canada, United States
US troops numbers have increased since Barack Obama became president. But they are still outnumbered by private companies that have been hired to carry out some US operations.
A recent US senate report found many of these private contractors are funnelling funds to Afghan regional commanders.
Tom Ackerman reports on how the contractors themselves view their future.
Source: Al Jazeera
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