"Civilian contractors make up a huge part of the American occupation of Iraq. They were interrogating prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Twenty thousand of them are private guns-for-hire doing security work. And they've been getting killed. This American Life Contributing Editor Nancy Updike recently spent three weeks with several contractors, talking to them about what they do, how they view the situation on the ground, and why in the world they volunteered for jobs in the middle of a war zone."
Great audio report, insight into another aspect of this confusing and very different kind of war.
It should be available here in RealAudio June 7.