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Blackwater Security Guards Get Substantial Sentences for 2007 Shootings in Baghdad

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I remain as sure as ever that we must revisit our nation's policies involving private military contractors. This should serve as a lesson to all of us that relying on private military contractors who answer to a for-profit corporation instead of military commanders is an ill-advised protocol.

Notorious Company Changes Its Name Again

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover -- again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently kno...

Blackwater Trained The 'Hurt Locker' Actors

thenation.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the stars of the widely acclaimed Iraq war film The Hurt Locker has revealed that the filmmakers hired the mercenary firm Blackwater while shoo...

Blackwater Offers Training To 'Faith Based Organizations'

RebelReports | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In its ever-evolving re-branding campaign, Blackwater has created a new alter-ego for part of the company's business. Meet the "Personal Security Awar...

Blackwater Contractor Saw Killing Iraqis As 9/11 Payback: Justice Dept

Mother Jones | Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One member of the Blackwater security team known as Raven 23 regularly bragged about his body count and viewed killing Iraqis as "payback for 9/11." ...

Government May Be Paying Blackwater To Work In Iraq Illegally

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after the Baghdad government decided it no longer wanted the company then known as Blackwater in Iraq, the State Department signed a $22.2 millio...

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Yes, Blackwater is no more. Now they are "Xe." And what does "Xe" mean? Who the hell knows? But who says private contractors can't show their impressionistic and abstract side?

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

I applaud Blackwater for not pulling a Prince and changing their name to a symbol. Though I must admit, it would have been fun calling them "The Mercenaries Formerly Known As Blackwater."

Blackwater by Any Other Name Would Still Smell Like Shit

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

Maybe Blackwater thinks that by changing their name they can distance themselves from the manslaughter charges facing five Blackwater guards involved in the Nisour Square shooting.

Blackwater: A Smell by Any Other Name?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

The Outfit Formerly Known as Blackwater made its bones and its less than salubrious name in Iraq. And now it wants to unmake its notoriety by changing its name to Xe.

US Looking For Blackwater Replacement In Iraq

New York Times | James Risen and Timothy Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Iraq moved to force Blackwater Worldwide out of the country, the State Department asked two other American companies how quickly they could take ov...

Taking Down Blackwater: One Congressman's Plan

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blackwater Worldwide may have misrepresented its size to obtain small business contracts, the House oversight committee announced on Monday. The findi...

Blackwater Got Gig Protecting Obama In Afghanistan

US News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama has not been a fan of private police like Blackwater in war zones, and some news outlets even reported that they were spurned for hi...

2005 Use of Riot Gas by Blackwater Leaves Questions

NY Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The helicopter was hovering over a Baghdad checkpoint into the Green Zone, one typically crowded with cars, Iraqi civilians and United States military...

Calif. City Planners Set To Lose Posts For Backing Blackwater Camp

New York Times | SOLOMON MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The scandal in Iraq involving Blackwater, the private security firm, is a world away from this tiny town near the Mexican border. But five members of ...

State Department Gave Staff Overseeing Blackwater Bonuses For "Outstanding Performance"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State Dept. gave bonuses to staff overseeing Blackwater. Spencer Ackerman reports that the State Department has quietly given bonuses for "outstandin...

Federal Grand Jury Opens Investigation Into Blackwater

New York Times | DAVID JOHNSTON and JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to some of the Blackwater employees present at a Sept. 16 shooting in Baghdad in which the compan...

Blackwater Guards Killed 14 Iraqis Without Cause Says FBI

New York Times | DAVID JOHNSTON and JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Federal agents investigating the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 1...