Category Archives: Iraq

Are military contractors heading back to Iraq?

A private security contractor (L) and soldiers look at a destroyed vehicle after an attack near the Iraqi city of Najaf, May 18, 2006.  (photo by REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish) Are military contractors heading back to Iraq? As the military strategy … Continue reading

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Contractors Ready to Cash In On ISIS War

Partick Baz/AFP/Getty Eli Lake 09.13.14 Contractors Ready to Cash In On ISIS War Obama pledged that the war against ISIS won’t be fought with U.S. ground troops. He didn’t say anything about contractors, who see this as “the next big … Continue reading

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Obama’s ISIS War: Profit for Military Contractors

Obama’s ISIS War: Profit for Military Contractors Avoiding accountability and boots on the ground Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons by Kurt Nimmo | Infowars.com | September 9, 2014 Earlier this week Stars and Stripes, the Pentagon-run newspaper and website, posted an … Continue reading

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U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq will be an army of contractors

Op-Ed: U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq will be an army of contractors Like this article By Ken Hanly Baghdad – Obama wants to avoid having many boots on the ground in Iraq. However, he does not count special … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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In place of ‘boots on the ground,’ US seeks contractors for Iraq

In place of ‘boots on the ground,’ US seeks contractors for Iraq By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Published: September 7, 2014 A member of the U.S. Mount Sinjar Assessment Team talks with locals near Sinjar, Iraq, on Aug. 13, … 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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US judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity

US judge cautions Blackwater jury on immunity By PETE YOST 21 hours ago . View photo FILE – In this June 11, 2014, file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court … Continue reading

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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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