Any war profiteers here? I'm looking for advice from experienced folks who worked in Iraq or Afg as a civilian in a non-security role. My friend's firm is looking for people with engineering skills similar to my own, and he thinks I'd make over 200k tax free for a one year obligation. I'm married, no kids, have a good job that doesn't have a long shelf-life, and could use the cash to wipe some debt clear. I've deployed overseas when in the Navy, so as far as being away from home for extended periods of time: been there, done that. There does exist a risk, but nobody in his firm has been injured or killed (or come close) and he basically has an office job. Worst part is the 12 hour days, but it's not like there's much else todo. Any practical advice from experienced expats or war profiteers?!