U.S. occupation troops outnumbered by  mercenaries :
 
The number of U.S.-paid private contractors mercenaries in occupied Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops, newly released figures show, raising fresh questions about the privatization of the war effort and the government's capacity to carry out military and rebuilding campaigns.
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