January 24th, 2012
04:04 PM ET

Iraq contractors face hurdles

Contractors in Iraq say they are mired in red tape, CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports from Baghdad.  Click above to watch his report on how many are mired in visa delays and other bureaucratic obstacles that keep them from doing their job.  Some contractors have been detained.  The US embassy in Iraq plans on using up to 15,000 security and other contractors now that the military is no longer operating in the country.

Read also "Confessions of a private security contractor."

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