Cheney and the privatization of the US military

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This is an interesting LA Times article on Cheney’s links to the company that is one of the largest contractors of an increasingly privatized US military.

Vice President Dick Cheney was defense secretary when the first Brown & Root study was done, and he became chief executive of its parent company, Halliburton, when he retired, providing fodder for privatization’s critics and conspiracy theorists. Through the 1990s, Brown & Root’s military business grew exponentially, but a company spokesperson, saying that had nothing to do with the Cheney connection, noted that Brown & Root has been doing extensive government work since the 1940s.”

Los Angeles Times

Body and Soul has some interesting things to say about this article.