Private Security Firms End Up on Front Lines of War

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.

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