March 27, 2011 12:01 AM

In effort to stop roadside bombs, Pentagon hires 1,666 contractors

Launched in February 2006 with an urgent goal — to save U.S. soldiers from being killed by roadside bombs in Iraq — a small Pentagon agency ballooned into a bureaucratic giant fueled by that flourishing arm of the defense establishment: private contractors.

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