First, in the Washington Post today, the Army divides LOGCAP among 3 firms.
Second, keeping in mind the WaPo article, watch the 2006 USG Counterinsurgency Conference Day 1, Panel 1 discussion on COIN fundamentals and Best Practices. Go to about the 54th minute for H.R. McMaster’s comments on contractors in Iraq. Then fast forward to 1:07 when he is asked on this point by T.X. Hammes (of the superb Sling and the Stone), followed by a comment by David Kilcullen and I believe David Petraeus.
Third, and really unrelated to the first to, according to Robert Young Pelton, his book Licensed to Kill was banned in China.