RealNews

Violence Trumps Rebuilding In Iraq

Skyrocketing security costs have forced American officials here to slash about $1 billion from projects intended to rebuild Iraq’s shattered infrastructure, dealing another blow to U.S. plans to pacify Iraq by improving basic services. William Taylor, a U.S. diplomat who oversees Iraqi reconstruction efforts, said the country’s violent insurgency had created a “security premium,” gobbling up money that otherwise would have been spent to provide clean water, electricity and sanitation for Iraqis.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.