Private companies have taken on an increasing range of responsibilities as war is outsourced to cut costs. One of those contracting companies (formerly Blackwater, now Academi) saw four of its former guards receive prison sentences for what the prosecutor in the case called “an unprovoked ambush of civilians.” Phyllis Bennis joins Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story to discuss the need for accountability for these types of military contractors.
Blackwater Sentencing and Accountability for Private Military Contractors
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?
April 17, 2015