For Halliburton/KBR, War is a Gift that Keeps on Giving
Despite allegations of bribery, despite accounts of over-charging the government, despite reports of faulty work endangering the lives of American soldiers, the companies of Halliburton and its one-time subsidiary KBR are doing better than ever. When the Bush administration gave the green light to invade Iraq in 2003, Halliburton was rewarded with billion-dollar contracts through KBR to provide logistical support for the U.S. military, performing tasks that ranged from feeding the troops to building their shelters. But once numerous controversies surfaced involving KBR, Halliburton cut the company loose, and officially ended their longtime relationship in 2007.
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