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'If you privatise war, then you hide it'

The case of Danny Fitzsimons, the security contractor jailed for 20 years for killing two colleagues in Iraq, has highlighted the role of private contractors in war-zones. Film-maker Ken Loach, whose new movie, Route Irish, closely parallels the Fitsimons case, outlines his objections. And Andy Bearpark, from the British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC), defends the industry.

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