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Private contracter Fluer in Iraq

Private Sector {format} 59:00 Nancy Updike

20,000 civilian contractors are part of the American forces in Iraq. They have been killed by roadside bombs, they were interrogating prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Ira devotes the whole hour this documentary on the lives of several: including a Boston policeman teaching Iraqis the trade, and a screener at Baghdad airport: private citizen on the payroll of an occupying power.

Broadcast: Jun 10 2005 on PRI/WBEZ This American Life; Jun 4 2004 on PRI/WBEZ This American Life Subjects: Business, International, War