Category Archives: State Department

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers

SIGAR: State Department may have spent millions on unneeded telecommunications towers By Carlo Munoz Stars and Stripes Published: September 18, 2014 At a cost of $6.5 million, the State Department built six telecommunications towers in Afghanistan that have apparently never … Continue reading

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A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 08:29 AM EST   A suggestion for the House Benghazi committee: Let’s talk about private military contractors   Here’s a topic Benghazi hearings should cover: Military contractors’ enormous role, and their shameful treatment Mitchell Zuckoff Topics: … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Security Details

September 8, 2014 By David Isenberg The Bremer Detail: Protecting The Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio September 30, 2014 Paperback, 288pp. Open Road Integrated Media   By now most people understand … Continue reading

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Rabbis urge Obama to act in Cuba prison case Time running out for Md. man after 5 years, wife says

Rabbis urge Obama to act in Cuba prison case Time running out for Md. man after 5 years, wife says The Baltimore Sun By Matthew Hay Brown 5 August 2014 3A Copyright 2014, The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON — Three hundred … Continue reading

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Is Alan Gross Near Death in Cuba Prison?

Is Alan Gross Near Death in Cuba Prison? Jailed Jewish Contractor ‘Says Good-Byes’ to Family gross family By JTA Published August 05, 2014. Alan Gross’ family says the State Department contractor jailed in Cuba has made his goodbyes. “During a … Continue reading

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Blackwater and the “Subservient” State Department

  Blackwater and the “Subservient” State Department   July 10, 2014 Last week, The New York Times reported an extraordinary incident involving the infamous private security contractor once known as Blackwater. (Blackwater became Xe in 2009, Academi in 2011, and just last … Continue reading

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State Department Awarded Blackwater More Than $1 Billion After Threat On Investigator’s Life

David McCabe david.mccabe@huffingtonpost.com State Department Awarded Blackwater More Than $1 Billion After Threat On Investigator’s Life Posted: 07/10/2014 3:15 pm EDT Updated: 07/10/2014 3:59 pm EDT The State Department awarded more than a billion dollars in funding to the security … Continue reading

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Blackwater Bombshell Raises Questions for State Department Heavyweight

Blackwater Bombshell Raises Questions for State Department Heavyweight BY John Hudson JUNE 30, 2014 – 08:25 PM Eye-opening new revelations about the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide and its cozy relationship with the State Department are raising … Continue reading

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The real Blackwater scandal is that the State Department kept hiring them

Monday, June 30, 2014  The real Blackwater scandal is that the State Department kept hiring them Updated by Max Fisher on June 30, 2014, 4:50 p.m. ET @Max_Fisher max@vox.com Tweet Share LinkedIn Email Print An Iraqi woman looks inside one of … Continue reading

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A Blackwater Warning Before the Nisour Square Shooting and the State Dept’s Non-Response

June 30, 2014 · 8:37 am A Blackwater Warning Before the Nisour Square Shooting and the State Dept’s Non-Response – Domani Spero Follow @Diplopundit A James Risen  scoop over in NYT on how a warning on Blackwater in Iraq prior to the 2007 Nisour … Continue reading

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