Geography

Security contractors in Baghdad

In the months following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, ads started appearing around the world for former soldiers to take up work as security contractors protecting those employed in the country’s reconstruction. Many Kiwis answered the call, and now, four years later, with no end to the conflict in sight, some are dying and others are calling it quits. For those who work there it is all about balancing what they hope to gain against what they might lose.

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