Underreported: War Zone Contractors
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Civilian contractors like KBR have been used extensively in both Iraq and Afghanistan to support the American war efforts there, and up to 31,000 of them have been injured. Find out why these injured contractors have to fight insurance companies, including AIG, to get the medical care their injuries require. T. Christian Miller, a senior reporter for ProPublica, has co-written a story about the problems in the Los Angeles Times. We’ll also be joined by Tim Newman, who was injured while working in Iraq.