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Charles M Smith

Charles M Smith

Charles M. Smith, a little-known, retired, Army civilian employee hero, went up against the Iraq contractor KBR on behalf of the troops and the taxpayers and was demoted. Smith was chief of the Field Support Contracting Division of the Army Field Support Command in Rock Island Arsenal, and one of his main jobs was to oversee the enormous Army contract with KBR during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He told KBR he legally would be withholding 15 percent of all payments to KBR until their auditing systems caught up to their spending. His story, as told by The New York Times, can be found here. His new book, War for Profit: Army Contracting vs. Supporting the Troops, is available here.

 

 

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Charles M Smith

Charles M Smith

Charles M. Smith, a little-known, retired, Army civilian employee hero, went up against the Iraq contractor KBR on behalf of the troops and the taxpayers and was demoted. Smith was chief of the Field Support Contracting Division of the Army Field Support Command in Rock Island Arsenal, and one of his main jobs was to oversee the enormous Army contract with KBR during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He told KBR he legally would be withholding 15 percent of all payments to KBR until their auditing systems caught up to their spending. His story, as told by The New York Times, can be found here. His new book, War for Profit: Army Contracting vs. Supporting the Troops, is available here.

 

 

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41212solutions cat

Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part II

By Charles M Smith and Dina Rasor, Truthout | News Analysis

40512solutions cat

Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part I

By Charles M Smith and Dina Rasor, Truthout | Solutions

Federal Pay: Another Battle in the War on the Middle Class

By Charles M Smith, Truthout | Solutions

Fix the Pentagon Part I: Create an Independent Audit Agency

By Charles M Smith, Truthout | Solutions

Contractors Watching Contractors? Where Is the True Oversight? (Part I)

By Robert H Bauman and Charles M Smith, Truthout | Solutions

Contractors Watching Contractors? Where Is the True Oversight? (Part II)

By Robert H Bauman and Charles M Smith, Truthout | Solutions