Web: Online General Excellence 2009
ProPublica’s “Disposable Army” is a remarkable piece of investigative journalism. If not for this thoroughly reported and well-written series, the true plight of the civilian contractors who have been injured or killed in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may not have come to light. Working alongside troops, these contractors drove trucks with fuel and ammunition through battle zones. And yet once these civilians returned home, they found getting appropriate medical care and insurance benefits difficult or impossible.
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