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WASHINGTON – The Army extended a Halliburton Co. troop support contract over the objections of a top contracting officer, even contending — and then withdrawing — a claim that U.S. forces faced an emergency if the company didn’t get the extra work.

“I wrote directly on the document the weaknesses … so that all could clearly see,” contracting official Bunnatine Greenhouse wrote a top general this month in questioning the extended troop support contract in the Balkans.

Greenhouse has had problems with the $2 billion contract at least since January 2002, when she wrote, “There is little or no incentive for the contractor to reduce or keep cost down.”