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Iraq Struggles With Rise of Guns-For-Hire

A half-dozen armored sport utility vehicles with guns pointed out the windows careen onto Baghdad’s busy airport highway, bringing traffic to a screeching halt. Iraqis have learned to keep a wary distance from the convoys of foreign guns-for-hire in mirrored sunglasses and bulletproof vests, who have a reputation of firing at any vehicle that gets too close because of the ever-present danger of suicide bombers. Iraqi officials accuse many of the companies providing protection in violence-plagued Iraq of being a law unto themselves, prompting a flurry of attempts to better regulate an industry that is expanding rapidly around the world. Full Story

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