by David Phinney
Friday March 1st 2024



Armed Contractors: Transparency and Accountability

The Congressional Research Service distributed its new study on private security contractors operating in Iraq to members of Congress:

The use of armed civilians to perform security tasks that were formerly performed by the military raises new transparency, accountability, legal, and symbolic issues, and practical issues regarding the possible long-term effects on the military.

Here’s the PDF report, thanks to the Federation of American Scientists, a group supportive of opening government sources.


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