Viktor Bout: 'Merchant of Death'

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was arrested today in Thailand.

Viktor Bout: 'Merchant of Death'

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When U.S. officials give a press conference on the arrest of Viktor Bout later today, the fact that his planes flew U.S. supply missions in Iraq will likely go unmentioned.

In a January 2005 letter to Congress, then-Assistant Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz admitted the Defense Department "did conduct business with companies that, in turn, subcontracted work to second-tier providers who leased aircraft owned by companies associated with Mr. Bout." (Sukree Sukplang/Reuters )

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