allgov.com Providing equipment and materials to U.S. Special Forces has proven quite lucrative for a select group of defense contractors, which annually make $2.5 billion off the military’s elite warriors. Crofton Black, a counterterrorism expert, found that federal spending on the US Special Operations Command totaled about $13 billion over five years (2009-2014), according to a report (pdf) he authored for the Remote Control Project at the Oxford Research Group. More than half of that $13 billion in spending, says Black, went to just eight companies: Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, Boeing, Harris Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group, MA Federal, Raytheon and ITT Corporation. to read more: allgov.com The other half of the spending was spread out among more than 3,000 different defense contractors.
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