Daily Archives: October 24, 2014

Military immigrant program halted

[Translate] Military immigrant program halted Even a change that only affects a small group has created a bureaucratic headache. | Getty By SEUNG MIN KIM and JEREMY HERB | 10/23/14 5:18 PM EDT Updated: 10/23/14 7:23 PM EDT A popular … Continue reading

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Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial

[Translate] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial Congressional Documents and Publications 22 October 2014 U.S. Senate Documents Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial … Continue reading

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Schakowsky Statement on Blackwater Guilty Verdict

[Translate] Schakowsky Statement on Blackwater Guilty Verdict October 23, 2014 CHICAGO – On Wednesday a federal jury returned guilty verdicts for four former Blackwater security guards charged in the September 16, 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad.  The … Continue reading

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US Needs Mercenaries to Continue Interventionist Foreign Policy: Former Marine Captain

[Translate] US Needs Mercenaries to Continue Interventionist Foreign Policy: Former Marine Captain “For domestic political reasons US ground troops are not practical or an option, so security contractors, as they are not ‘troops,’ are usable,” former marine captain said © … Continue reading

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22 October 2014 STATE DEPARTMENT REGULAR NEWS BRIEFING

[Translate] MARIE HARF, STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY SPOKESWOMAN, HOLDS STATE DEPARTMENT REGULAR NEWS BRIEFING, AS RELEASED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT – NEWS BRIEFING Political Transcripts by CQ Transcriptions 22 October 2014 … QUESTION: Can we go back to Iraq — HARF: … Continue reading

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Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad

[Translate] October 23. 2014 10:10PM Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad By ANDREA BULFINCH Union Leader Correspondent Evan Liberty Related Stories Jury convicts Rochester man, three other ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings ROCHESTER — Brian Liberty said he was shocked … Continue reading

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Irony Alert: Booz Allen Wins Cybersecurity Contract

[Translate] Irony Alert: Booz Allen Wins Cybersecurity Contract Christopher Lane/AP By Bob Brewin October 23, 2014 1 Comment Booz Allen Hamilton won yesterday a $6.6 million task order for continued support to the Defense Department’s Chief Information Officer Cybersecurity and Information … Continue reading

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Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

[Translate] Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions McClatchy Washington Bureau By Michael Doyle WASHINGTON Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. In the wake of … Continue reading

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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions

[Translate] In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions NYTimes.com Feed By KIRK SEMPLE 24 October 2014 BAGHDAD — Adel Ali Mehdi was tending his refreshments kiosk on Baghdad’s Nisour Square on Thursday when one of his regular customers stopped … Continue reading

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Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is Found Guilty Of Iraqi Massacre

[Translate] Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is Found Guilty Of Iraqi Massacre by Beenish Ahmed Posted on October 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm “Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater … Continue reading

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