How Rummy Made Us Leaner and Meaner
Protest Leads Army to Reconsider Big Contract
Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 31, 2007; Page A14
One of the biggest military contracts to house, feed and provide other services to U.S. military troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait may be canceled and renegotiated after the Government Accountability Office said yesterday that it upheld a protest from two teams that lost the bid.
The $150 billion contract, known as the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP IV, spans 10 years and was awarded in June to three companies -- Fluor Intercontinental of Greenville, S.C., DynCorp International of Fort Worth and KBR of Houston.
Well, at least there's no more KP. The army that I was in, a half-century ago, fed itself, transported itself, equipped and supplied and cared for itself in one symbiotic entity.
No more. Today's military has no time for such nonsense. It can't even guard itself anymo…