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Drones and private contractors

A report issued by the UK-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism says that the Pentagon employs hundreds of private contractors to analyze highly classified video and pinpoint terror targets, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. The report, “Reaping the rewards: How private sector is cashing in on Pentagon’s ‘insatiable demand’ for drone war intelligence,” also found that these contractors work side-by-side with uniformed military personnel. We’ll talk with TBIJ reporter, Abigail Fielding-Smith, about the report which she co-authored. (Photo: Flickr/The National Guard)

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