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  • Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms
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    Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms

    Witnesses testified on the role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations in Southwest Asia.

  • Private Contractors in Iraq
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    Private Contractors in Iraq

    Ms. Avant talked about the work of private contractors in Iraq, security concerns for the workers, and the pace of reconstruction. She has written in Foreign Policy magazine and teaches…

  • US Foreign Military Trade and Aid Programs
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    U.S. Foreign Military, Trade and Aid Programs

    Participants talked about the scope of military training and aid programs provided to foreign governments. Among the topics they addressed were the increase in such programs as a result of…