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[PDF] State of Affairs: Three Years After Nisoor Square - Accountability and Oversight of U.S. Private Security and Other Contractors

[T]he United States’ reliance on private security contractors in zones of armed conflict is increasing as is the urgent need for effective contractor oversight and accountability. Private contractors continue to outnumber U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan...[O]versight and accountability gaps must be filled prior to increasing our private contractor force in conflict zones.

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Human Rights First issues report highlighting oversight and accountability gaps regarding private contractors in conflict zones

Blackwater USA lawsuit (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident)