Rising Conflicts Abroad Spur Contractor Group to Ask for U.S. Aid
The group wants the government to share more security information with contractors
The past two weeks have seen a flare-up of international conflict, particularly in the Middle East.
In many ways, U.S. contractors are caught in the middle of such instances—and recently, three U.S. contractors died in separate incidents in Iraq and Kenya. The former attack, which killed one contractor, was associated with the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah. The attack on a Kenyan military base over the weekend, which involved the terror group Al-Shabaab, led to the deaths of two contractors and the destruction of contractor-owned aircraft.
With things growing more dangerous after the targeted killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani by U.S. military forces, a major contractors group is asking military leaders to take steps to ensure industry partners are aware of any potential threats that could affect employees working abroad.
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