Listen close enough and you can already hear the silence of Chuck D., Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, The Coup, every white rapper who rocks the kaffiyeh or only eats non-dairy products etc. Businessweek has the details and says the deal is worth over half-a-billion dollars for Halliburton:
KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.
The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.
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