KBR received indemnification from the Pentagon for its work in Iraq to get the oil flowing during the Iraq War even though its actions harmed Army National Guard troops. Thirty-four National Guard soldiers in Oregon have sued KBR alleging that while guarding KBR’s operations, they were exposed to a known carcinogen at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in 2003. See DC Bureau’s multi-part series: No Contractor Left Behind.
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“Noncombat” troops in Iraq are participating in Iraq military “counterterrorism” raids that result in civilian casualties. Iraq security forces with American soldiers conducted nighttime raid of a home in Fallujah on Wednesday.
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