Private Security Problems

The Iraq War Logs released yesterday by WikiLeaks demonstrate the discipline and accountability problems inherent in the practice of contracting mercenaries.

"Courtesy Wikileaks, we now know that many more deadly shootings have taken place by these unregulated private security contractors than we knew of before. Given this new knowledge, it is time that we demand an inquiry into the privatisation of the military. Right now, the prime facie evidence is that it has considerably increased the number of unnecessary violent incidents, while reducing military discipline and accountability and costing taxpayers a bundle."

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