Report to Congress reveals looting money and corruption among us companies in Iraq Co
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A joint investigation of the Congress confirms that the US Government contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan with some companies win source contractors and military contractors, resulting in wasted $ 60 billion dollars because of looting and fraud.
The report is the product of an extensive investigation of the Congressional Commission, an investigation involving 25 meetings, 15 trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of separate projects accounts audits. And the investigating Committee, called the "Commission on wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan", eight officials, half of Republicans and the other half of the Democrats, according to a study written by Patrick Martin recently in September.
Contractors from Blackwater "notorious in Iraq
The Committee was created in response to a series of scandals involving corruption and serious breaches by contractors. It was the worst such massacre scandals that killed 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad Eagles square, in the 16th of September 2007, when a team of Blackwater guards opened fire on motorists and passers-by.
Summary report of the Committee, says that "at least 31 billion dollars, maybe $ 60 billion dollars, had lost due to fraud in contracts for us operations in Iraq and Afghanistan".
The report states explicitly that "fraud associated with the US Federal Government contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan was widely," he said, adding that "fraud includes activities such as bribery, gratuities, commissions, and interest, as well as remarks and false statements, and bad values and restraint, and manipulating bids, offers and products are sub-standard and counterfeit or specifications that are not delivered."
From 31 March 2010, the vast majority of workers on contracts composed of Iraqis and Afghans who numbered 138507, followed by nationals of third States, and then from 76988 45927 American citizens. The Ministry of defence is responsible for 80 per cent of contractors, and they employ approximately contractor for every Member of the uniformed services. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry hired 18 contracting for every diplomat, while aid agency hired 100 retired for every employee.
There were a total of 260 000 contract workers in 2010.
Overcast reliance on contractors, to some extent, on human losses in the US Army. Human losses in the US Army in Iraq, from July 2011, 4464, but was killed 1542 contracting. In Afghanistan, the US military death toll is 1667, but the number of dead among contractors is 887.
During the period of 22 months, from June 2009 to March 2011, the number of contractors killed in Iraq and Afghanistan deaths military Americans. Of course these numbers, Facebook dwarfing the death toll among innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, which probably exceeds one million people, in both wars.
The report lists a series of violations that caused or aggravated by heavy reliance on contractors including: use of contractors to conduct other contractors, and granting of long-term contracts without competitive bidding, and extending contracts exceeded their expiry dates, and use of murabaha contracts instead of fixed price contracts, in addition to organizing work through contractors secondary as a third party, making it impossible to conduct effective control over the work.
The report notes that the companies contracted by the Ministry of defence had strong motivation to follow a circuitous methods and incentives for profit "could take the form of a lower quality of materials and training, or low performance levels", the report devotes an entire chapter for details of some examples of dirtiest unjustified profiting by large US companies.
On the side of another report indicates that the Obama administration's call to "withdrawal" from Iraq-what makes ownership in Iraq passed from the Ministry of defence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-is problematic because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have less capacity to contract from the Defense Ministry.
But the report on the strategic level considers: "geopolitical environment in recent years and in the foreseeable future provide sufficient reason for planning for the United States could once again become involved in military operations abroad, which requires substantial support for contractors".
Recalling the report to increase the number of times the United States intervention abroad over half a century ", where the United States engaged in 56 overseas intervention, including ten interventions including ground clashes continued for a year or more, such as: Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia (1960-1970s) and Lebanon (1982-1983) and Panama, and Iraq/Kuwait (1990-1991), Somalia (1992-1993), Haiti (1993-1996), Bosnia and Kosovo (1995-1999), East Timor (1999-2000), Afghanistan and Iraq".
The report adds that "unforeseen developments and rapid campaign carried out by the United States and NATO in Libya add to unrest in Somalia and Yemen also raises the possibility of military operations may need to support contracting operations, stability and reconstruction."