Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Worldwide spotlight on private security firms

The decision of the government of Iraq to suspend the licence of Blackwater USA whose employees were allegedly involved in a fatal shootout in Baghdad last Sunday that allegedly killed 8 " innocent civilians " has generated a global debate on the role, function and jurisdiction of private security firms or companies operating in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. These controversial firms or companies are also sometimes termed or known as private security contractors.


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