Afghanistan remains a massively outsourced war

Most of the world media announced last week that America’s “surge” in Afghanistan was over.

Not so fast.

Here’s some numbers (via Mother Jones) that reveal the depth of Washington’s occupation in the country:

Here a few more numbers to keep in mind as we approach the 2014 deadline for withdrawal of US combat forces:

68,000: The number of US troops still stationed in Afghanistan.

117,227: The total number of Department of Defense contractors working in Afghanistan.

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