Middle East

December 9, 2008 3:05 PM

Law's unclear if U.S. can prosecute Blackwater guards

The indictment of five Blackwater security guards, unsealed this week, is pinned to the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act. The question now becomes: does the law apply to the Blackwater guards? They were technically under contract to the State Department. Were they acting to support Pentagon operations?

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