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The War on Rape

As an innocent abroad, Jamie Leigh Jones was a perfect heroine, Washington Monthly reports. And she confronted an unusually good villain. KBR had been plagued with allegations of fraud and overbilling involving its Pentagon contracts in Iraq. It also was closely associated with Vice President Dick Cheney, who had been Halliburton’s CEO before coming to the White House. The company was linked in the public mind with fraud, plunder, mismanagement, and a war gone wrong. It didn’t seem surprising that its employees might have gang-raped a guileless new arrival. But when her case went to trial, it quickly fell apart. What really happened to Jones in Iraq?

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