PBS Frontline – Online Episodes: “Private Warriors”

January 19, 2006 11:14 pm Tags: No Comments 0

Private Warriors (2005) : As the Army struggles to meet recruitment numbers, FRONTLINE takes a hard look at private contractors servicing U.S. military supply lines, running U.S. military bases, and protecting U.S. diplomats and generals. Between the logistics giant Halliburton and a myriad of armed security companies, private military contractors comprise the second largest “force” in Iraq, far outnumbering all non-U.S. forces combined. There are as many as 100,000 civilian contractors and approximately 20,000 private security forces.

Run Time 60 minutes (Real Player Required)

Part 1 : The Private Side of War – The street level mayhem and dangers of Baghdad today

Part 2 : Citizens in a Combat Zone

Part 3 : Embedded – Dangers of outsourcing the war

Part 4 : Last Days in Baghdad – A drive to the airport on the world’s most dangerous road