Category Archives: Casualties

A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 08:29 AM EST   A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors   Here’s a topic Benghazi hearings should cover: Military contractors’ enormous role, and their shameful treatment Mitchell Zuckoff Topics: … Continue reading

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G4S private army of Gurkhas wins medals for gallantry in Kabul

G4S private army of Gurkhas wins medals for gallantry in Kabul Clare Sambrook 3 September 2014 • Honour citation sheds light on security industry’s role in ‘War on Terror’. • G4S Gurkhas deployed against environmental protesters in the UK. Detail … Continue reading

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‘YOU COULD FEEL THE HATRED,’ SAYS MANUS GUARD

‘YOU COULD FEEL THE HATRED,’ SAYS MANUS GUARD Sunday Star-Times 7 September 2014 GOVERNMENT AND dated March 26. The witness, whose name is suppressed, said his brother was then hit by other G4S guards. The witness alleged “Anton” had also … Continue reading

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Manus whistleblower claims he warned Salvation Army of employees wanting to fight

Manus whistleblower claims he warned Salvation Army of employees wanting to fight By Michael Gordon Sept. 10, 2014, 6:48 a.m. The Salvation Army worker charged over the murder of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati inside the Manus Island detention centre … Continue reading

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Trial of four Blackwater security guards hinges on belief, not reality, of a threat

Trial of four Blackwater security guards hinges on belief, not reality, of a threat Jury in Washington DC is expected to deliver a verdict on 2007 killing of 17 Iraqi civilians as early as next week Dan Roberts in Washington … Continue reading

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Hopewell man working at U.S. Embassy dies in Afghanistan

Hopewell man working at U.S. Embassy dies in Afghanistan Published: September 5, 2014 A Hopewell man working as a private security contractor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul died Monday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.

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As Jury Takes Up Blackwater Massacre in Nisoor Square, a Grieving Iraqi Father Recalls Son’s Death

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 As Jury Takes Up Blackwater Massacre in Nisoor Square, a Grieving Iraqi Father Recalls Son’s Death Jurors will begin deliberating this week in the murder and manslaughter trial of four former Blackwater operatives involved in the … Continue reading

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Blackwater Legacy: A Faint Memory of Nisoor Square

Blackwater Legacy: A Faint Memory of Nisoor Square By Pete Yost, Associated Press 02 September 14 he summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed … Continue reading

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Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings DAVID USBORNE  Sunday 31 August 2014 It has been seven years since guards with the … Continue reading

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Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’

Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’   This June 11, 2014, file photo shows former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaving federal court in Washington after the start of his first-degree murder trial. Slatten and three other … Continue reading

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