An ICIJ Investigation

Windfalls of War

Which American companies won the biggest contracts in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan?

  • A comprehensive examination of companies that won contracts that are not competitively bid for work in Iraq and Afghanistan — and of their campaign contributions, led by General Electric and Vinnell Corporation (the former Northrup Grumman).
  • These contracts have tripled in size since 9/11, to $140 billion. Who loses? The taxpayer.

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