Category Archives: State Department

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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Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security: The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom

Bureaucratic Interests and the Outsourcing of Security The Privatization of Diplomatic Protection in the United States and the United Kingdom Eugenio Cusumano1⇑ Christopher Kinsey2 1Department of Political and Strategic Studies, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia 2Defence Studies Department, King’s College … Continue reading

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Contractors Could Help Americans Bug Out of Iraq

Joe Trevithick on Jun 18 A Department of State INL Air Wing S-61. Air Wing photo Contractors Could Help Americans Bug Out of Iraq U.S. State Department likely has dozens of choppers in country The Pentagon is sending some 160 … Continue reading

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State Department’s aircraft fleet in spotlight as Iraq violence flares

Checkpoint State Department’s aircraft fleet in spotlight as Iraq violence flares By Dan Lamothe June 16 Follow @danlamothe Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are depicted in this video screen grab taking part in a military parade … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Team Member Recognized on U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Memorial Wall

DynCorp International Team Member Recognized on U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Memorial Wall June 17, 2014By dynintl_editor Photo Credit: www.state.gov Kevin Todd Bynum, lead and maintenance test pilot working in support of the … Continue reading

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U.S. News: Embassy Security Deficiencies Cited

U.S. News: Embassy Security Deficiencies Cited The Wall Street Journal Europe By Colleen McCain Nelson 16 June 2014) Private firms that provide local security guards to protect U.S. embassies abroad have failed to comply with vetting requirements for the local … Continue reading

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