Jim Hollatz, head of the international group at engineering firm Stanley Consultants Inc. of Muscatine, Iowa, said it now is "more careful about who we hire and what level of security we get" when retaining security services to protect employees traveling within Iraq.
"They say, ‘Do you want just one vehicle and one guard with a gun, or do you want vehicles front and back and four guys with guns?"' Hollatz
described recent discussions.
said Stanley employees currently in Iraq live, eat and work in the same buildings as Corps of Engineers personnel, so they enjoy some degree of military protection.All have undergone training in personal security.