Iraq: Private Military Contractors by Morten Hvaal

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Private security operators Mark Hammond (left) and John Fox from the British company ArmorGroup smoke a water pipe and relax in Al Asad air base in north western Iraq on November 2, 2006. The coalition forces and civilian administration in Iraq depend heavily on the controversial presence of thousands of private security personnel in their reconstruction efforts and military operations.