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Military contractors belie myth of U.S. leaving Afghanistan and Iraq

Military contractors belie myth of U.S. leaving Afghanistan and Iraq: Robert Weiner and Daniel Wallace (Opinion) In this photograph taken Sept. 10, 2010, an Afghan soldier looks out from a guard tower above the Pir Mohammed school, in Zhari district, … Continue reading

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The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.

The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.   William M. Arkin 1 “The overall wild thing that went on here just cannot ever be condoned by the court,” said Judge Royce Lamberth last week, sentencing three former Blackwater security … Continue reading

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US private security contractors ‘return to Iraq’

US private security contractors ‘return to Iraq’ By: Othman al-Mukhtar Date of publication: 18 April, 2015 An Iraqi military source says that private security contractors are once again operating in Iraq, performing a variety of functions from providing security at … Continue reading

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The Men in the Middle

The Men in the Middle Anjali Kamat ▪ Spring 2015 “Crowd of Workers.” Sketch courtesy of Molly Crabapple.* P. Marusamy had just turned twenty-nine when I met him and his friends in early 2014 at a roadside tea shop in … Continue reading

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The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences

The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences By Binoy Kampmark Global Research, April 16, 2015 The world of private defence contractors, the modern version of the fabled Condottiere without the flags and the city-state veneration, received a blow with the handing … Continue reading

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TRUE CRIMINALS YET TO FACE JUSTICE

TRUE CRIMINALS YET TO FACE JUSTICE Dominion Post 18 April 2015 Your Quote of the Day (April 15) had the US Attorney’s office lamenting ”the sheer amount of unnecessary human loss and suffering attributable to the defendants’ criminal conduct” involved … Continue reading

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Blackwater ‘s day of reckoning

Blackwater ‘s day of reckoning Korea Times 17 April 2015 In imposing lengthy prison terms on four former employees of the security firm once known as Blackwater, a federal judge has reinforced the message that the American legal system can … Continue reading

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Punishing the cowboys: Blackwater, justice, and easier wars

Punishing the cowboys: Blackwater, justice, and easier wars Posted on April 18, 2015 by strifeadmin Leave a comment By Charlie de Rivaz: On Monday, four former employees of Blackwater, the notorious private US military contractor, were sentenced for the killing of … Continue reading

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Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq

Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq Judge Cites Seriousness of Crimes, Number of Victims U.S. Attorney’s Office April 13, 2015 District of Columbia (202) 252-6933 WASHINGTON—One former security guard for Blackwater … Continue reading

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Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal

Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal Sam Becker April 17, 2015 If you’re familiar with Blackwater USA — now called Academi, and before that, Xe — recent news that four of the company’s operators have been … Continue reading

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