Accession Number:

ADA508023

Title:

The Efficacy of Civilian Contracting on the Counterinsurgent Battlefield

Descriptive Note:

Issue paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Since the inception of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Federal Government has spent nearly 85 billion dollars to fund civilian contracts geared towards supporting military personnel and operations in theater. Such a figure underscores a recent unprecedented reliance upon the civilian sector to enable the United States to wage war more effectively when engaged in counterinsurgency. As the United States continues to find itself embroiled in regional, low intensity conflicts, civilian contracting will provide military planners with a viable alternative to expanded military force which will ultimately yield positive dividends on the counterinsurgent battlefields of the twenty first century.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE