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Blacklisted Russian Tied to Iraq Contracts

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Blacklisted Russian Tied to Iraq Contracts

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Blacklisted Russian Tied to Iraq Contracts

Blacklisted Russian Tied to Iraq Contracts

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Some U.S. subcontractors in Iraq have unknowingly employed air cargo companies associated with a controversial Russian arms dealer blamed for helping fuel conflicts around the world. Victor Bout is on a U.S. blacklist. Critics say the Bush administration isn't doing enough to sever ties with him. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.