Defense Watch's own Sandra I. Erwin posted an article about increases in spending - see below......

The constant sniping in Washington about military contractors — particularly those doing business in Iraq — ignores the inescapable conclusion that the privatization of government functions not only is here to stay, but is going to get bigger.

By the government’s own estimates, of the Pentagon’s $300 billion annual procurement outlays, half is for private-sector service contracts. Read more