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I think the article in today's Post ( makes a good case that the dysfunction is not solely limited to the Department of Defense's over-reliance on privatization, but also the broader disconnect within the US government between Rumsfeld's military and the political officers at State who were tasked with reconstruction after 2004. The idea that the two would need to work together in a unified national effort just wasn't there, and so State became more dependent on PSCs like Blackwater to protect its employees, in what arguably should of been one of the core missions for the US military in Iraq.

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