Calls for Tighter Restrictions on Contractors in Iraq


Blackwater security guards, Republican Palace, Baghdad (photo: saulwalkerf/Flickr)

The number of private security contractors in Iraq is expected to increase dramatically when US troops withdraw at the end of this year. A UN group specializing in the use of mercenaries was in Iraq this week with suggestions that Iraqi officials put tighter restrictions on contractors. Reporter Jane Arraf spoke with some who participated in those meetings and gives details to Anchor Marco Werman.

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