Using private forces is a backdoor way of continuing a substantial US presence under the cover of "diplomatic security" in Iraq.
The Pentagon's Inspector General won't comment on details of the investigations.
The military's new contract solicitation suggests that private contractors are being used to get around the policy that the US does not conduct operations in Pakistan.
Stuart Eizenstat was a power player in the Clinton and Carter administrations. Now he's a lobbyist for George W Bush's favorite mercenary company.
More than 35 exciting job opportunities have opened up at the infamous mercenary company.