POLITICS
09/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

State Department Still Paying Blackwater More Than $400M -- Despite Public Break With Company

WASHINGTON -- Despite publicly breaking with an American private security company in Iraq, the State Department continues to award the company, formerly known as Blackwater, more than $400 million in contracts to fly its diplomats around Iraq, guard them in Afghanistan, and train security forces in antiterrorism tactics at its remote camp in North Carolina.

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