Viktor Bout: 'Merchant of Death'

Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was arrested today in Thailand.

Viktor Bout: 'Merchant of Death'

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But Bout's status as an international fugitive didn't stop U.S. government contractors from paying Bout-controlled firms roughly $60 million to fly supplies into Iraq in support of the U.S. war effort, according to the book, "Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Plans, and the Man Who Makes War Possible," released last year by two reporters who investigated Bout. And it didn't prevent the U.S. military from giving Bout's pilots millions of dollars in free airplane fuel while they were flying U.S. supply flights. (AP Photo)
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