Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know by Jeremy Scahill -- Antiwar.com by Jeremy Scahill, December 19, 2009 A hearing in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Contract Oversight subcommittee on contracting in Afghanistan has highlighted some important statistics that provide a window into the extent to which the Obama administration has picked up the Bush-era war privatization baton and sprinted with it. Overall, contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce, "the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history." That’s not in one war zone — that’s the Pentagon in its entirety. In Afghanistan, the Obama administration blows the Bush administration out of the privatized water. According to a memo It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.