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The Role of Private Contractors in Iraq

The Iraqi government has recently decided to temporarily ban the private security contractor Blackwater USA after a deadly gunfight broke out in Baghdad. Guests discuss the role of American private contractors in Iraq and their participation in military operations.

Sarah Percy, University Lecturer and Fellow in International Relations, Merton College, Oxford; author, of Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations

Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Paul Wood, managing director for International Security Operations, GardaWorld

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