Category Archives: Iraq

Witnesses Testify Against Ex-Blackwater Colleagues in Case of 2007 Iraq Killings

National Desk; SECTA Witnesses Testify Against Ex-Blackwater Colleagues in Case of 2007 Iraq Killings The New York Times By MATT APUZZO 16 July 2014 WASHINGTON — As a line of Blackwater armored trucks pushed through heavy traffic away from the … Continue reading

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FBI details 2007 Blackwater killings

FBI details 2007 Blackwater killings . View gallery . . Washington (AFP) – Blackwater guards fired dozens of shots into cars and people, an FBI expert testified, in an example of the brutality of the 2007 killings that left 14 … Continue reading

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Iraq War logistics contract goes on years after withdrawal

Iraq War logistics contract goes on years after withdrawal BART Unions File Lawsuit Over Contract Dispute BART Unions File Lawsuit Over Contract Dispute By Jim McElhatton The Washington Times Tuesday, July 8, 2014 It’s been more than two years since … Continue reading

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KBR Whistleblower Calls Forced Arbitration ‘Unconscionable’

KBR Whistleblower Calls Forced Arbitration ‘Unconscionable’ Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By David McAfee Law360, Los Angeles (June 13, 2014, 6:08 PM ET) — A whistleblower accusing KBR Inc. of filing false claims while working on a massive logistical … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Death Machine

July 07, 2014 The Privatization of Repression Blackwater’s Death Machine by NORMAN POLLACK Obama is excellent at multitasking in navigating the waters of international politics, seeking to construct a political-structural framework of American global hegemony, formally (for who knows the … Continue reading

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Security firm in Iraq serves as warning

Security firm in Iraq serves as warning The issue An episode involving the company formerly known as BlackwaterWhere we stand Reports call into question the wisdom of outsourcing certain government operations. The Virginian-Pilot © July 6, 2014 The risks of … Continue reading

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Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq

Title: Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq Author: Dam, C.T. ten Journal Title: Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics Issue: 2 Volume: 1 Start Page: 20 End Page: 47 Pages: 28 Issue Date: 2013-10-30 Abstract: … Continue reading

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Halliburton Overbilling Case Faces Review by High Court

Halliburton Overbilling Case Faces Review by High Court By BARBARA LEONARD WASHINGTON (CN) – Accused of billing for bogus services at U.S. military bases in Iraq during wartime, Halliburton and KBR persuaded the Supreme Court on Tuesday to review the … Continue reading

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British army veteran who served in Bosnia and Northern Ireland extradited to America to face fraud charges over Iraq security firm

British army veteran who served in Bosnia and Northern Ireland extradited to America to face fraud charges over Iraq security firm  David McIntyre, 43, is being ‘hauled in shackles’ to Washington today He’s accused of over charging a U.S. firm £66,000 … Continue reading

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Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends

Former Blackwater guard testifies against friends Originally published: July 3, 2014 12:35 PM Updated: July 3, 2014 12:47 PM By The Associated Press  PETE YOST (Associated Press) FILE – This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman … Continue reading

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