We have created in ourselves a dependency on contractors that is greater than it ought to be," General Stanley McChrystal told an audience of French officers and military experts at France's defence university in Paris.
"I think we've gone too far. I think that the use of contractors was done with good intentions so that we could limit the number of military. I think in some cases we thought it would save money. I think it doesn't save money."
One has to wonder, with the US military overstretched beyond belief, where Mc Chrystal believes he is actually going to get the military troops to replace the civilian contractors!