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Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and BAE are among the largest defense contractors in the United States. They provide time, materials and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, or DOD, to the tune of several hundred billion dollars each year. You needn't be ex-military to get a job with a defense contractor, but it does help if you have a military background and you're looking for a job with a private company that seeks contracting opportunities with the DOD.

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Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States

Contractors authorized to accompany the Force, or CAAF, means contractor personnel, including all tiers of subcontractor personnel, who are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces in applicable operations and have been afforded CAAF status through a letter of authorization. CAAF generally include all U.S. citizen and third-country national employees not normally residing within the operational area whose area of performance is in the direct vicinity of U.S. Armed Forces and who routinely are collocated with the U.S. Armed Forces (especially in non-permissive environments).

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is considering sending a limited number of American ground forces to fight alongside Iraqi troops as they launch complex missions to regain territory lost to Islamic State militants, the country’s top military officer said Thursday.

Thus far, American military personnel have been limited to serving as rear guard advisers to the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish peshmerga. But Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that could change as the campaign against the Islamic State becomes more difficult.

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One of the more controversial proposals in the Pentagon’s latest budget is the cutting of the active duty Army from its post 9/11 peak of 560,000 soldiers to approximately 450,000. If sequester pressures remain in 2016, numbers could go to 420,000 or even fewer. Critics assert that slimming the Army to numbers not seen since before WWII will require a time intensive process to grow more forces when faced with another large scale operation.

This will send a dangerous message to potential adversaries who will question our ability to respond to aggression. Pentagon leaders counter that these cuts are manageable and that our ground forces will remain more competent and lethal than any potential foe. I am sympathetic to the critics’ arguments that we cannot wish away the need for robust and ready ground forces.

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U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

Post Date: January 13, 2014 | Category: The Danger Zone

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. Military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of Islamist terrorism. Hundreds of millions of dollars in expenditures, detailed in unclassified federal documents, demonstrate Africa's increasing importance to U.S. Military and counterterrorism operations as the war in Iraq has ended and American troops withdraw from Afghanistan.

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