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Robert Young Pelton

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Author and documentary filmmaker who spent three years living and traveling with security contractors and mercenaries while researching the book Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror; president of IraqSlogger.com

Robert Young Pelton on KCRW

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American Forces Drawn into Bitter Fighting in Iraq

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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…

Private Security Contractors and Public Accountability

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…

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Blackwater USA —with more than a billion dollars in federal contracts—was on the carpet today on Capitol Hill.

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