Earlier this month President Obama announced the United States would increase its military presence in Afghanistan. But more than just extra troops are going to the country—they will likely be accompanied by an additional surge of private contractors in support roles. What’s more, the government has contracted with an additional outside firm to help track all the contractors already in the country. We’ll speak with Jeremy Scahill,
he's a correspondent for The Nation
and author of the book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
He recently wrote about this subject for The Nation,
and you can read his article "Contractors Watching Contractors" here.