By John Lee.
The number of civilian contractors supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq against the Islamic State has risen 37 percent from January 2017 to January 2018 — from 3,592 to 4,927 — according CENTCOM:

  • Contractors supporting base operations rose from 564 contractors at the start of the period to 827 contractors currently;
  • Contracted translators rose from 377 to 805;
  • Contractors supporting logistics and maintenance rose from 1,156 to 1,480.

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