Category Archives: Iraq

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings DAVID USBORNE  Sunday 31 August 2014 It has been seven years since guards with the … Continue reading

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Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’

Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’   This June 11, 2014, file photo shows former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaving federal court in Washington after the start of his first-degree murder trial. Slatten and three other … Continue reading

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Behind the Blackwater Trial

Behind the Blackwater Trial BY Quynhanh Do | Aug. 27, 2014 | 2:27 A look at why the case of four Blackwater guards, accused of murdering 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square on Sept. 16, 2007, has taken so long to … Continue reading

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Blackwater Trial Reaches Emotional and Legal Climax as Prosecution Rests

Blackwater Trial Reaches Emotional and Legal Climax as Prosecution Rests By Dan Roberts, Guardian UK 28 August 14 Controversial case, which will go to jury next week, is one of few in which US forces have been tried for civilian … Continue reading

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Defense Rests in Blackwater Trial

Defense Rests in Blackwater Trial WASHINGTON — Aug 25, 2014, 6:04 PM ET By PETE YOST Associated Press Four Blackwater security guards on Monday rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded more than 30 Iraqis seven years … Continue reading

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Metzgar v. KBR Inc. In re KBR Inc.

Metzgar v. KBR Inc.  In re KBR Inc. In re: KBR, INCORPORATED, Burn Pit Litigation; ALAN METZGAR; PAUL PARKER; RICHARD RONALD GUILMETTE; WILLIAM G. BRISTER, JR.; HENRY J. O’NEILL; MICHAEL AUW; CORY CASALEGNO; MICHAEL DOUGLAS MOORE; DAVID U. LACKEY; RANDALL … Continue reading

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KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant-Appellee

KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant-Appellee. 2013-5030 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT 742 F.3d 967; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 1991   February 3, 2014, Decided

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Blackwater Guard Asks For Acquittal Of Murder Charge

Blackwater Guard Asks For Acquittal Of Murder Charge Share us on: By Erica Teichert Law360, Washington (August 20, 2014, 8:12 PM ET) — A former Blackwater Worldwide security guard called on a Washington, D.C., federal judge on Tuesday to throw … Continue reading

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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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