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.

Phyllis Bennis Directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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