Christy Abizaid to oversee new priorities at NCTC
The National Counterterrorism Center is in the throes of an existential crisis as the terrorism threat slips down the list of US priorities.
Called by Washington, Baghdad's decision to lift restrictions on visa deliveries should make life easier for the many contractors working in Iraq. But it could stop the US from keeping an eye on these private operators, now allowed to set up shop in Baghdad entirely on the own.
The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan next year will have a profound impact on the private security marketplace, substantially narrowing firms' opportunities. In anticipation of fewer government contracts, several companies have already started to diversify the services they offer [.