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How Obama’s Afghanistan plan is forcing the Army to replace soldiers with contractors

How Obama’s Afghanistan plan is forcing the Army to replace soldiers with contractors

Current restrictions on U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan and a heavy reliance on civilian contractors are eroding the skills and cohesion of units deployed to the country, according to information from the Army given to the House Armed Services Committee and provided to The Washington Post.

According to an Army document, the use of civilian labor in one of the Army’s combat aviation brigades, or CABs, in Afghanistan has had negative side effects because the…

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