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Middle East / Israelis vs. Palestinians / Violence / Gaza Bombing #739730

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beit Hanoun: John Yang) The death of three American security contract personnel in the bombing of a convoy in the Gaza Strip in the Middle East featured; scenes shown from the site while a witness described what happened & of Palestinians throwing stones. [Palestinian cabinet minister Saeb EREKAT†- says these Americans deserve our appreciation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from President Bush condemning the bombing in Gaza noted; details given about DynCorp, which has billions in government contracts.

(Washington: Jake Tapper) The role of American-based security companies around the world examined; details given about the jobs in various foreign countries. [August 20, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says some military tasks can be done by civilians.] ["Corporate Warriors" author P.W. SINGER†- says private contracting is booming; notes the problem of controlling private entities.] [Representative Janice SCHAKOWSKY†- questions the cost-effectiveness of private contracts.] Accusations against DynCorp in Bosnia outlined.

Jennings, Peter;
Yang, John;
Tapper, Jake

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