Documentary about the secretive world of private military companies.
Included is a unique interview in Kabul’s Polecharki jail with the infamous American prisoner Jack Idema – an ex Marine Special Forces soldier who turned rouge.
Jack was hunting for Bin Laden in the hope of winning the 2 million dollars U.S. award offered for Bin Laden’s head by the Bush Administration.
Eventually, Afghan authorities arrested Idema on charges of kidnapping people and interrogating them in a private prison.
With their existing armies overstretched, Britain and America rely heavily on mercenary forces. In Guns For Hire: Afghanistan, former war reporter Sam Kiley investigates the shadowy world of the modern soldier of fortune.