Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

Blackwater trial defence raises possibility of witness coaching

[Translate] Blackwater trial defence raises possibility of witness coaching Lawyers for ex-Blackwater guards accused of killing 14 in Baghdad in 2007 say prosecution witnesses ‘orchestrated’ stories Associated Press in Washington theguardian.com, Saturday 21 June 2014 10.18 EDT Former Blackwater security … Continue reading

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Lawmakers complain about shoddy intelligence contractor database

[Translate] Lawmakers complain about shoddy intelligence contractor database Frustrations are rising on Capitol Hill about the intelligence community’s failure to justify its widespread use of contractors or even say exactly how many are on the federal payroll By James Arkin … Continue reading

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Postcard from Washington: In Blackwater case, USA vs. Liberty et al brings Iraq carnage home

[Translate] Postcard from Washington: In Blackwater case, USA vs. Liberty et al brings Iraq carnage home  By Allen Abel, Postmedia News June 20, 2014 Former Blackwater guard Evan Liberty, right, arrives in Washington for his trial on June 11, 2014. … Continue reading

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Blackwater Case Tests DOJ Authority Over Contractors Abroad Share us on:

[Translate] Blackwater Case Tests DOJ Authority Over Contractors Abroad By Erica Teichert Law360, Washington (June 19, 2014, 4:43 PM ET) — As the trial began this week in Washington federal court against four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors accused of killing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Trial of Ex-Blackwater: An Overview of the Competing Stories

[Translate] Guest Post: The Trial of Ex-Blackwater: An Overview of the Competing Stories By James Stewart Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM Opening statements in the trial of the four Blackwater members alleged to have carried out the killings … Continue reading

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Senators Press Defense Secretary on KBR Litigation

[Translate] Senators Press Defense Secretary on KBR Litigation June 18, 2014 Three Senators want answers from the Pentagon about a long-running legal battle involving one of its largest contractors, KBR. On Friday, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Oregon Democrats, and … Continue reading

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