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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:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:
Cari Beauchamp, Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, Charles Scribner's Sons (N.Y.C.)
Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.
Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.
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