The founder of the private security firm Blackwater testifies on Capitol Hill after a shooting incident in which 17 Iraqis were killed, and we look at the larger questions about the role of private security contractors in Iraq.


  • Doug Brooks President of the International Peace Operations Association
  • Karen DeYoung Senior diplomatic correspondent, The Washington Post.
  • Deborah Avant Professor and director of International Studies at the University of California, Irvine
  • Ali Al-Dabbagh Special envoy for the Iraqi Prime Minister and spokesman for the Iraqi government

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