U.S. Victims in Fallujah Had Security Role

The four Americans killed and mutilated in Fallujah Wednesday were civilians who worked for Blackwater USA, a private company with a Pentagon contract to provide security services in Iraq. Blackwater provides intense protection training — modeled on the Navy SEALs' program — to both civilians working overseas and active-duty Navy sailors. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.

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