Report: Private Security Contractors at War

Ending the Culture of Impunity

This report examines patterns of private security contractor operations and the civilian casualties linked to them; the inadequate response of the U.S. government, principally the Department of Justice, to crimes committed by contractors; and the current legal framework governing private security contractors deployed abroad by the United States.

 

The conclusion: the U.S. Justice Department needs to enforce laws in force and prosecute contractors suspected of violent crimes. The federal government needs to provide the necessary resources to prioritize these cases.

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Published on September 15, 2010

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