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Derrick Z. Jackson

End of combat yields surge of contractors

Contractors working for Blackwater take part in a firefight in Iraq in 2004. Contractors working for Blackwater take part in a firefight in Iraq in 2004. (File 2004/Associated Press)
By Derrick Z. Jackson
Globe Columnist / September 4, 2010

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While Obama talked about the 50,000 troops that will stay in “advising and assisting’’ roles, he made no mention of our shadow private military. (Full article: 710 words)

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