DOD Amends War Zone Regs For Private Security Contractors

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense updated its regulations for private security contractors in war zones Friday, requiring contractors to report use of nonlethal force, including use of Taser guns and rubber bullets, and clarifying that contractors do not waive attorney-client privilege during military criminal investigations.

After national debate about private security firms in Iraq — fueled by incidents like the 2007 shooting in Nisour Square, in which 17 Iraqi civilians were killed by Blackwater Worldwide guards working under a U.S. Department of State contract — Congress...
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