chapter  7
Seen and unseen: Hybrid rule in international security
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In February, 2012, The New York Times reported that “More civilian contractors working for American companies than American soldiers died in Afghanistan last year for the first time during the war.” And, continued the article:

American employers here are under no obligation to publicly report the deaths of their employees and frequently do not. While the military announces the names of all its war dead, private companies routinely notify only family members. Most of the contractors die unheralded and uncounted.