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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2013, file photo Afghan police arrive to secure the area after a car bomb detonated outside an ISAF civilian personnel compound in Kabul, Afghanistan. Police said the assault started at dusk when a car exploded near the gate of a compound, housing contractors from various countries, European diplomatic personnel and United Nations employees. Military contractors got up to half of the $14 trillion spent by the Pentagon since 9/11, a study by Brown University’s Costs of War project and the Center for International Policy said Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. The U.S. saw about 7,000 military members die in all post-9/11 conflicts, but nearly 8,000 contractors, another Costs of War study estimates. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

DoD takes steps to protect contractor identities in Afghanistan

A memo from the Defense Department late last week seemed to point to continuing contractor work in Afghanistan. But it instructs contractors to do something…

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