Category Archives: Iraq

Ex-Blackwater guard says didn’t feel threatened

Ex-Blackwater guard says didn’t feel threatened By PETE YOST — Jul. 31, 2014 6:21 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — The defense team in the Blackwater trial attacked the testimony of a key prosecution witness Thursday, telling a jury that the … Continue reading

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US citizen charged with bribing military contracting officials in Iraq extradited to Ohio

US citizen charged with bribing military contracting officials in Iraq extradited to Ohio By AMANDA LEE MYERS  Associated Press July 28, 2014 – 5:55 pm EDT CINCINNATI — A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has … Continue reading

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Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues

Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues FILE – This Sept. 25, 2007 file photo shows an Iraqi traffic policeman inspecting a car destroyed by a Blackwater security detail in al-Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. A former Blackwater security guard says he … Continue reading

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Operational Risk and Reputational Compromise: Managing the Militarization of Corporate Security in Iraq

“Operational Risk and Reputational Compromise: Managing the Militarization of Corporate Security in Iraq.” O’Reilly, Conor. Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective (2014): 134.

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The black hole of US government contracting

The black hole of US government contracting Exclusive 28 July, by Danielle Marie Mackey In January 2008, a 24-year-old Green Beret from Pennsylvania, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and killed while showering at Radwaniyah US base in Iraq. The cause, his … Continue reading

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Iraq Extradites Fugitive Defense Contractor to U.S. to Face Fraud Charges

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 28, 2014 Iraq Extradites Fugitive Defense Contractor to U.S. to Face Fraud Charges A Las Vegas-based former Department of Defense contractor has been extradited from Iraq to the … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Presses Challenges Over Access to KBR Docs

Whistleblower Presses Challenges Over Access to KBR Docs By Andrew Ramonas, Legal Times July 28, 2014 Stephen Kohn. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/NLJ Lawyers for a whistleblower on Monday asked a full federal appeals court to hear a dispute over access … Continue reading

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Defense: Gov’t suppressed evidence in Blackwater

Defense: Gov’t suppressed evidence in Blackwater By PETE YOST — Jul. 28, 2014 6:17 PM EDT   This image obtained by the Associated Press, Defendants’ Trial Exhibit DX2414, shows eight spent shell casings from the scene of the shootings of … Continue reading

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Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater

Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater By MATT PELAK  JULY 22, 2014 10:21 AMJuly 22, 2014 10:21 am  4 Comments Matt Pelak in Iraq in 2008.Credit Jon Willoughby “Selfless service.” Words that I’ve lived by for most of my life. Words that … Continue reading

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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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