state dept couldn’t function without blackwater

state dept couldn’t function without blackwaterfrom raw replay: CNN’s Heidi Collins talked with Suzanne Simons, author of the new bookMaster of War: Blackwater’s Erik Prince and the Global Business of War.” Simmons was able to get inside Blackwater to examine why the U.S. government finds military contractors so necessary. “According to the Department of Defense, there are some 68,000 contractors in Afghanistan today and more than 132,000 in Iraq. But those numbers aren’t an accurate reflection of the total number of contractors because they don’t include those working for other government agencies such as the Department of State,” CNN reported… This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast June 23, 2009.