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US Army Will Not Renew Controversial Halliburton Iraq Contract


U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that they will not renew a controversial multi-billion dollar contract with the Halliburton company to provide logistical support to U.S. troops in Iraq and elsewhere.

Halliburton has been providing a long list of services, from meals to communication, for the military for several years.

Critics of Halliburton include auditors and congressional Democrats. They say the company has produced some shoddy work and charges too much money.

The company strongly denies the allegations.

When the huge contract is put out for re-bidding, several companies will get a chance to compete for portions of the work.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.