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Private Security Firms End Up on Front Lines of War

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Private Security Firms End Up on Front Lines of War

Iraq

Private Security Firms End Up on Front Lines of War

Private Security Firms End Up on Front Lines of War

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Since the war in Iraq began, the U.S. government has been outsourcing security to private companies. Now a growing number of these contractors find themselves working on the front lines.

NPR's Tony Cox talks with Steve Fainaru, a reporter for The Washington Post, who specializes in private security issues.