Category Archives: Iraq

U.S. to help Iraq find unexploded bombs

[Translate] U.S. to help Iraq find unexploded bombs By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press Posted: August 19, 2017 at 3:42 a.m. Updated: August 19, 2017 at 3:42 a.m. Credit: AP/FELIPE DANA An Iraqi police officer in March stands next … Continue reading

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Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq

[Translate] Private military and security companies, contract structure, market competition, and violence in Iraq Benjamin Tkach First Published May 4, 2017

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Overturned Blackwater conviction evokes darkest days of Iraq War

[Translate] Middle East Perspective Overturned Blackwater conviction evokes darkest days of Iraq War An Iraqi looks at a burned-out car days after Blackwater guards opened fire in Baghdad, killing 14 unarmed civilians in a traffic circle on Sept. 16, 2007. … Continue reading

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Is Blackwater Back in Iraq?

[Translate] Is Blackwater Back in Iraq? The Iraqi parliament wants to know WIB politics August 10, 2017 Kevin Knodell Iraq44 mercenaries3 Members of Iraq’s parliament have some questions about security contractors arriving in Iraq. They’re worried that notorious mercenary firm … Continue reading

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‘By creating failed states, West creates new markets for security firms’

[Translate]  ‘By creating failed states, West creates new markets for security firms’ Published time: 8 Aug, 2017 15:06 Get short URL FILE PHOTO Contractors of the US private security firm Blackwater securing the site of a roadside bomb attack near … Continue reading

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The Invasion of Iraq: Open and Latent Purposes

[Translate] The Second Cold War pp 79-92 The Invasion of Iraq: Open and Latent Purposes Authors and affiliations Luiz Alberto Moniz Bandeira   1.Emeritus professor for HistoryUniversity of BrasíliaSt. Leon-RotGermany Chapter First Online: 31 May 2017  Abstract The militarization of the region occurred … Continue reading

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Parliament to question PM Abadi on rumored Blackwater comeback

[Translate] Parliament to question PM Abadi on rumored Blackwater comeback by Mohamed Mostafa Aug 7, 2017, 11:55 am Iraqi parliament. Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi parliament committee will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to inquire about the veracity of rumors … Continue reading

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Janus Global Operations Tasked To Clear Parts Of Mosul

[Translate] Industry Talk: Janus Global Operations Tasked To Clear Parts Of Mosul Man, this is a story that is not getting the attention it needs, but is very much significant to the war effort. Janus Global is being tasked with … Continue reading

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Court Deals Major Blow To Veterans Suing Military Contractor Over Burn Pits

[Translate] Court Deals Major Blow To Veterans Suing Military Contractor Over Burn Pits By Patricia Kime, McClatchy Washington Bureau on August 6, 2017 A federal judge has dismissed a major lawsuit against a defense contractor by veterans and their family … Continue reading

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Court throws out murder conviction of Blackwater contractor

[Translate] August 5, 2017 Court throws out murder conviction of Blackwater contractor By Rick Moran A federal appeals court has overturned the conviction of Nicholas Slatten, a Blackwater Security contractor involved in a 2007 incident in Iraq where 17 civilians … Continue reading

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