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Private military contractors are now a $120 billion dollar, global industry. The industry has been with us for some time, but it has grown like a mushroom after the storm in the course of the war on terror. Specific issues have arisen following an incident on Baghdad’s Nisoor Square on September 16, which left 15 Iraqis dead. CSPAN’s Washington Journal features Harper’s magazine contributor Scott Horton on Monday, October 15 from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. ET. Catch it live or check out the streaming video here.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
A Utah woman named Cameo Crispi pleaded guilty to having drunkenly attempted to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house by igniting bacon on his kitchen stove.
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