Friday, October 05, 2007

Controversy over privatised soldiery rages on

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun investigation into Blackwater USA, the US House of Representatives passed a bill making private security contractors in war zones subject to action in US courts but the White House has also expressed its opposition to the bill. Earlier, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates reportedly said that " he expects to move on recommendations to strengthen the Defense Department's oversight of private security firms in Iraq ".


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