Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Ukraine to Set Up Private Military Companies to Deal With ‘War Syndrome’

[Translate] Ukraine to Set Up Private Military Companies to Deal With ‘War Syndrome’ © Sputnik/ Pavel Palamarchuk Europe 10:30 05.04.2015(updated 10:31 05.04.2015) Get short URL 2239817 © Flickr/ Alan Covey Blackwater’s Back And They Might Reignite The Civil War In … Continue reading

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Booz Allen Wolves Offer Advice on Protecting NSA Henhouse

[Translate] Booz Allen Wolves Offer Advice on Protecting NSA Henhouse By Dan Froomkin @froomkin Yesterday at 4:52 PM   (This is an item from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) The report dutifully examines how hard it is for the federal … Continue reading

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LANL security force in contract dispute

[Translate] LANL security force in contract dispute Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015 1:55 pm | Updated: 5:04 pm, Fri Apr 17, 2015. By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican | 0 comments Labor negotiations between the security workers who protect Los Alamos … Continue reading

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Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq

[Translate] Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq Judge Cites Seriousness of Crimes, Number of Victims U.S. Attorney’s Office April 13, 2015 District of Columbia (202) 252-6933 WASHINGTON—One former security guard for … Continue reading

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Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal

[Translate] Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal Sam Becker April 17, 2015 If you’re familiar with Blackwater USA — now called Academi, and before that, Xe — recent news that four of the company’s operators have … Continue reading

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Sentencing of Blackwater guards sends the right message

[Translate] editorial Sentencing of Blackwater guards sends the right message Karim Kadim/Associated Press Nisour Square, the site of a deadly shootout by Blackwater private security contractors in 2007 in Baghdad.   By The Editorial Board   April 17, 2015 THE … Continue reading

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No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater

[Translate] No signs U.S. backing off private military contractors in wake of Blackwater Use of private forces has increased Miranda Green 12:54 PM, Apr 17, 2015 4 hours ago Image copyright 2015 Getty Images. All rights reserved. This material may … Continue reading

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Youngster, 7, Uses Blackwater to Eliminate Grandmother

[Translate] Youngster, 7, Uses Blackwater to Eliminate Grandmother by Elliot Scott / April 2nd, 2015 Having exhausted all diplomatic avenues, a Texas boy last week contracted Blackwater to carry out pre-emptive security services on his 89 year old grandmother, who … Continue reading

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The Blackwater tragedy

[Translate] Letters to the Editor The Blackwater tragedy April 17 at 5:49 PM Regarding the April 14 front-page article “Prison terms in Iraq killings”: The Blackwater shootings were a tragedy in every respect: for the victims who were killed or injured … Continue reading

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Reining in Soldiers of Fortune

[Translate] The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Reining in Soldiers of Fortune By SEAN MCFATE  APRIL 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Ten years ago, I found myself in Burundi, sipping a Coke with the country’s president, the American ambassador and the … Continue reading

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