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Security Contractors in Iraq Under Scrutiny

Private security contractors such as Blackwater USA are under scrutiny for their role in Iraq. The State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security lacks the manpower to protect its officials so it relies on contractors. Contractors operating in Iraq are immune from prosecution. Nathan Hodge, a reporter for Jane's Defence Weekly, speaks with Renee Montagne.

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