At Least 44 Civilian Contractor Deaths in First Quarter of 2013, 2,739 Injuries

Please see Civilian Contractor Casualty Count for prior Statistics and Totals WE ARE THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WARS According to the Department of Labor’s Defense Base Act Claim Summary Reports there were at least  44 Civilian Contractor Deaths filed on in the first quarter of 2012. There were at … Continue reading

RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study

Subject: RAND Corporation Launches Contractor Health and Well-being Study   We have removed this post due to it’s failure to include all civilian contractors. You will not know until you get to question three of this survey that they are only taking information from contractors who have been in the … Continue reading

Learning from Iraq

A FINAL REPORT FROM THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION http://www.sigir.mil/files/learningfromiraq/Report_-_March_2013.pdf For all those lost in Iraq Each one lost is everyone’s loss you see Each one lost is a vital part of you and me —   Bruce Cockburn Seven Final Lessons from Iraq 1. Create an integrated … Continue reading

PTSD, Ethics and Honor in the Warzone

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2011 General Petraeus’ Link to Troubling Suicide in Iraq: The Ted Westhusing Story Before putting a bullet through his head, Westhusing had been deeply disturbed by abuses carried out by American contractors in Iraq, including allegations that they had witnessed or even participated in … Continue reading

Johnny does not come cheap, but there is a lot to win for his contributors

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 11, 2011 Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia has presented Bill S. 669 to the Senate which has been referred to a committee on which he sits, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, for deliberation, investigation, and revision. Bill S.669 was introduced AS … Continue reading

US Army misled public about Acinetobacter outbreak’s origins, report shows

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 1, 2011 An internal 2005 U.S. Army study reported that improper use of antibiotics and unsanitary conditions at military hospitals contributed to a deadly outbreak of Acinetobacter infections — not Iraqi dirt in soldiers’ blast wounds, as officials publicly claimed until 2007. Injured Civilian Contractors … Continue reading

Text of S.669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011

Text of S. 669: Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Amendments of 2011 Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 17, 2011 A bill re-introduced in the United States Senate and backed by maritime insurers and employers would substantially reform existing Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act procedures and the benefits afforded … Continue reading

New Petition Favors Replacing Congress with SEAL Team Six

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 4, 2011 Elite Unit Gets Post-bin Laden Bounce WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In a startling measurement of public opinion since the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden, Americans in record numbers are signing a petition to replace Congress with SEAL Team Six, the … Continue reading

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