Nationality of Civilian Contractors Reported Working in Iraq and Afghanistan
|Number of Workers||Percent of Total Workers|
Source: U.S. Central Command, July 2007
Nationality of Civilian Contractors Reported Injured or Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
|Number of Injuries||Percent of Total Injuries|
Source: Labor Department, January 2008. The Labor Department does not track the nationality of each civilian contractor. It does, however, maintain the mailing addresses for claimants receiving benefits. The figures above reflect country data derived from those mailing addresses as a rough proxy for nationality. The Los Angeles Times obtained the data as part of the settlement of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the Labor Department.
*Excludes Iraqi and Afghan workers
For more on our investigation on injured war contractors, go to Disposable Army: Civilian Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.