Season 23, Episode 15 Private Warriors

First Aired: June 21, 2005

“Private Warriors” assesses the implications of the presence of thousands of private security guards in Iraq, where they protect U.S. generals and diplomats, not to mention military bases. Reporter Martin Smith toured Iraq in April 2005 for the report, accompanied by private guards (one of whom was killed). Many of these “guys with guns” do fine work---for their bosses, but not U.S. policy makers, Smith says. “They're not accountable in any chain of command.”