Senate panel curbs private security firms

Source: By Roxana Tiron, The Hill, Posted: 05/01/08 05:51 PM [ET]

A Senate panel is seeking to rein in private security firms in Iraq and Afghanistan by prohibiting them from conducting military detainee interrogations and operations in combat areas.

…… The move follows high-profile scandals involving private contractors, particularly in Iraq, where the U.S. government has been employing them in record numbers.