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Iraq Contractors See Rising Costs

Security and insurance costs are driving up the price of rebuilding Iraq, according to contractors. An official with the Coalition Provisional Authority told Congress this week that security costs now represent at least 10 percent of the total contract amounts awarded. The official's report warns that more cash might be needed to finish the job. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.

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Kathleen Schalch
Kathleen Schalch is a general assignment reporter on NPR's national desk. Her coverage can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.