Category Archives: Iraq

Ex-CIA Contractor: Iraq Crisis a ‘Failure of US Leadership’

Ex-CIA Contractor: Iraq Crisis a ‘Failure of US Leadership’ CBNNews.com Tuesday, August 19, 2014 A new poll shows American opinions on Iraq have shifted a lot in recent weeks. The biggest change came for people who were opposing U.S. involvement. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: US Recruits Iraq Security ‘Advisers’

Exclusive: US Recruits Iraq Security ‘Advisers’ The US Army looks to beef up its ‘Office of Security Assistance’, despite Barack Obama ruling out sending troops back to Iraq. 6:46pm UK, Tuesday 19 August 2014 Some 40,000 security guards worked in … Continue reading

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Taxpayer funds spared as judge tosses lawsuit from Iraq war contractor KBR

Taxpayer funds spared as judge tosses lawsuit from Iraq war contractor KBR Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, warns that Section 702 programs can amount to warrantless “backdoor searches” of Americans’ communications/ (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) more > By Jim McElhatton … Continue reading

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KBR asks Supreme Court to determine whether soldiers can sue over war-zone events

KBR asks Supreme Court to determine whether soldiers can sue over war-zone events Lawyers for Oregon soldiers said this photo, taken by an Indiana Guard soldier, shows bags of sodium dichromate piled high at Qarmat Ali in 2003. KBR’s lawyers … Continue reading

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Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride Today

Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride Today Heather Ly, WGRZ 11:29 a.m. EDT August 17, 2014 (Photo: freecote.com) WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Dozens of riders are taking part in an annual motorcycle ride fundraiser in memory of a Western New York man … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Logistics Contracting in Iraq: KBR Base Contracts 2007

Home Base Locations Subcontracting Firms by Country Summary Maps Contractor Maps U.S. Military Logistics Contracting in Iraq Project Overview Over the past decade the U. S. military has relied upon hundreds of thousands of civilian contractors from around the world … Continue reading

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As troops head back to Iraq as ‘advisers,’ more contractors can’t be far behind

In the Loop As troops head back to Iraq as ‘advisers,’ more contractors can’t be far behind  By Al Kamen August 14 at 7:00 AM Follow @KamenInTheLoop Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community near the Syria-Iraq border (AP Photo/ Khalid … Continue reading

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Sex and torture a page turner

Sex and torture a page turner London Evening Standard 10 June 2014 SECURITY consultant Lt-Colonel Tim Spicer, Local World newspaper boss David Montgomery and veteran public relations man Brian Basham were among the guests at the launch of Justin Marozzi’s … Continue reading

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Veterans; Widow: Burn pits to blame for cancer fatalities

Veterans; Widow: Burn pits to blame for cancer fatalities By St. John Barned-Smith 4 July 2014 The cough started during David Thomas‘ last deployment with the U.S. Army. “We thought maybe he had a cold,” said his wife, Elizabeth Thomas. … Continue reading

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Feds Say They Didn’t Suppress Evidence In Blackwater Case Share us on: By Brian Mahoney

Feds Say They Didn’t Suppress Evidence In Blackwater Case By Brian Mahoney Law360, Washington (July 31, 2014, 6:23 PM ET) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday admitted to a “lapse” after failing to hand over potentially exculpatory photographs in their murder … Continue reading

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