Private Security Contractors and Public Accountability

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Congressional investigators say Blackwater fired first in almost two-hundred shootouts, often failed to help injured civilians, and that many killings were covered up by state department officials. One criticism of Blackwater guards is that they interfere with the military’s counterinsurgency mission. Today’s hearing won’t be the last we hear of Blackwater and other civilian contractors. 


Robert Scales - US Army (retired), Stephen Schooner - former Administrator for the OMB's Office of Procurement Law, Robert Young Pelton - President,

Warren Olney

Karen Radziner