Private contractors replacing troops in Iraq, Afghanistan
If you thought the end of American intervention in foreign wars was nearing, think again. President Obama has been replacing soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan with private contractors—some 250,000 are currently deployed overseas—including Blackwater (operating under another alias.)
Contractors are not subject to the same guidelines as our soldiers, and thus, have not been held accountable for the misdeeds they have afflicted upon civilian populations in the past.
This story has largely flown under the radar of the mainstream media, but will surely induce outrage at some uncertain point in the future.