by David Phinney
Saturday August 24th 2019

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Andrew G. Howell
General Counsel, Blackwater USA
Newshour —
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june07/outsourcing_02-07.html
DOUG BROOKS: There are two rules now that apply to contractors. One is the MEJA, Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, which says that anybody, any contractor working in support of a U.S. mission, can be brought back to the United States, of any nationality, which is interesting, can be brought back to the United States and tried.
That has not been enforced, and this is a problem from our industry, because it’s good for us if you have effective accountability. The other thing that’s been mentioned is the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is the military system. And there’s been a change. It’s supposed to impact contractors, but we’re not sure they’re actually going to use that.

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