Chicago Tribune: Pentagon Stalls on Banning Contractors From Using Forced Labor! [Via MetaFilter]
The gist: lobbyists are blocking a zero tolerance policy on slavery because the Halliburtons and DynCorps don't think they should be held responsible for the behavior of their subcontractors.
Which is just as well, according to some human-trafficking experts who say the policy as written would help violators escape punishment.
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