Category Archives: Iraq

Blackwater Guards Finally to be Tried for Killing 14 Iraqi Civilians

Blackwater Guards Finally to be Tried for Killing 14 Iraqi Civilians Sunday, April 13, 2014 Blackwater Victim-Mohammed Hafiz shows photo of 10-year-old son, Ali Mohammed, October 4, 2007 (Photo: Khalid Mohammed, AP) One of the darkest episodes during the U.S. … Continue reading

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Extradition looms for Canadian accused of building faulty trucks for U.S. military

Extradition looms for Canadian accused of building faulty trucks for U.S. military William Whyte’s Armet Armoured Vehicles won $6.4 million contract By Douglas Quan, Postmedia News April 11, 2014 12:20 PM In 2012, a federal grand jury in the United … Continue reading

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Privileged status of internal investigations at risk

Privileged status of internal investigations at risk Stinson Leonard Street LLP Russ Berland and Douglas R. Peterson April 7 2014 Court Finds Reports from Company’s Internal Investigation Are Not Privileged, Must Be Produced In Litigation A recent ruling by the … Continue reading

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Court hears case of military intrigue, sex abuse, fraud

Court hears case of military intrigue, sex abuse, fraud By Paula McMahon Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) Published: April 5, 2014 A Palm Beach County man with a mysterious past is at the center of a federal investigation that includes … Continue reading

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Judge rips State Dept’s handling of Blackwater shootings in Iraq

Judge rips State Dept’s handling of Blackwater shootings in Iraq Published time: April 09, 2014 04:35 A picture taken on July 5, 2005 shows contractors of the US private security firm Blackwater securing the site of a roadside bomb attack … Continue reading

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Blackwater Named in State Department Probe, Spent $$ on Pricey Airfare, Deep Fat Fryer

Blackwater Named in State Department Probe, Spent $$ on Pricey Airfare, Deep Fat Fryer By Ali Weinberg Apr 8, 2014 8:00am Members of the US private security company Blackwater secure the way of a US convoy in Baghdad, July 8, … Continue reading

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4-4-04: A Gunfight in Najaf

April 4, 2014 4-4-04: A Gunfight in Najaf Ten Years to the Day  I was back in Iraq, in-country with Blackwater, less than 6 months after my deployment there with 2nd Force Recon. I had been recruited for the Paul … Continue reading

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KBR Can’t Duck Suit Alleging It Inflated Iraq Housing Costs

KBR Can’t Duck Suit Alleging It Inflated Iraq Housing Costs By Dan Ivers Law360, New York (April 01, 2014, 1:15 PM ET) — An Illinois federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a suit by the federal government claiming KBR … Continue reading

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Lawyers for Oregon soldiers, KBR argue in appeals court about Portland jury’s 2012 verdict

Lawyers for Oregon soldiers, KBR argue in appeals court about Portland jury’s 2012 verdict The Oregonian (MCT) Mike Francis By Mike Francis, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. McClatchy-Tribune Regional News 11 March 2014, March 11–Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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Iraq After the fire Status of Defense Base Act in post-war Iraq

Iraq After the fire Status of Defense Base Act in post-war Iraq Middle East Insurance Review 3 July 2013, (c) 2013 INS Communications Pte Ltd Much remains in question when it comes to how US government contractors are protected from … Continue reading

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