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May 31, 2011 3:31 pm

Obama Gives Halliburton $568 Million Contract

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Bloomberg – KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.

The Army’s decision was announced yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.

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  • Dan

    Strange, tne names of Obama and Biden did not appear anywhere on this report from 2011. “The Army” awarded the contract. One of the reasons for getting major forces out of Iraq — Halliburton and KBR were so completely embedded between 2002 and 2009, few other vendors have established a foothold, even to having an operational organization within 2,000 miles in 2009.
    “THE ARMY’S DECISION was announced yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work.”

    • Ed Herold

      Where are your sources?

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