Even though the soldiers, sailors, and Marines are gone from Iraq, Uncle Sam still has a lot people of various kinds there. A reliable source informs me:
The 15,000 workers include private contractors rebuilding some of the damage done by the war. Some are under contract with the US and some with the Iraq government . [That number includes, The US Agency for International Development (USAID), Corps of Engineers, Depart. Of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) ,Private companies include KBR, Bechtel, General Electric, ITT Corp and several companies middle Eastern countries companies employing foreign nationals (3rd counties).
That's quite a rogues gallery of the usual suspects.
What are the narcs over there for? Are they afraid someone might smoke a joint in the ruins?