American Lawyer reporter Ben Hallman, who has been in Iraq reporting on the restoration of that country's civil justice system, meets a Navy Seal who, on the eve of his retirement after 22 years in the service, says he believes the Iraq war is all about oil and money. On another note, Hallman learns more about the military's reliance on independent contractors, and concludes there's an inverse relationship between a soldier's exposure to danger and his salary.
Dispatches From a Legal Reporter in Iraq: Concluding Thoughts
The American Lawyer
April 17, 2008