The complaint alleges that the award of contracts without competition to restore Iraq's oil industry and to supply and feed U. It also asks protection from retaliation for the whistle-blower, Bunnantine Greenhouse, chief contracting officer of the Army Corps of Engineers. In a letter to Greenhouse's lawyer, an Army attorney said that the matter is being referred to the Defense Department's inspector general for "review and action, as appropriate.
Houston-based Halliburton Co. It can transport personnel and provide other logistics. It can fight any fires Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein might set.
Updated: August 3, pm. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif.
InHalliburton moved to the top of the roster. Mention its name and images flash: Vice President Dick Cheney bestowing fat, no-bid contracts on the company he once ran; a giant corporation engaged in shameless war profiteering--charging outrageous prices to provide fuel for Iraqis and meals for American troops. With the election long over, the media typhoon has moved on.
In the fall ofin the preparations for possible war with Iraq, the Pentagon sought and received the assent of senior Bush administration officials, including the vice president's chief of staff, before hiring the Halliburton Company to develop secret plans for restoring Iraq's oil facilities, Pentagon officials have told Congressional investigators. The newly disclosed details about Pentagon contracting do not suggest improper political pressures to direct business to Halliburton, the Houston-based company that Vice President Dick Cheney once led. But they raise questions about assertions by Mr.
Betsy A. Beasley is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Radical History Review 1 January ; : 56—
He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraskaand grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steigereventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations, where he later served as the White House chief of stafffrom to
The Clinton administration encouraged and supported Halliburton in this role. The deal included the Kellogg company. SinceU.