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Erik Prince

Blackwater Founder Investigated For Possible Illegal Arms Sales

The Intercept | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. ...

Mercenaries in Yemen--the U.S. Connection

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Laura Carlsen

Latin American mercenaries are leaving the ranks of the national armies of their countries to fight in the deserts of Yemen, wearing the uniform of the United Arab Emirates. They have been contracted by private US companies and in some cases directly by the government of the Arab country, which, thanks to vast oil reserves, has the second largest economy of the region.

Murder for Hire

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A congressional report found Blackwater personnel were involved in almost 200 shootings in Iraq between 2005 and 2007. In addition to having been accused of shooting many Iraqi civilians while in Iraq, the company earned more than $1 billion.

Blackwater Founder: Let Private Contractors Fight ISIS!

The Washington Post | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforwa...

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.22.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Christina Wilkie

Iraq War Contractors Still Fighting -- In Court | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet, sunny Monday seven months into his tenure as secretary of defense. ...

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

PMC und Drang in the Persian Gulf

David Isenberg | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This post was originally written June 5. It's now been three weeks since the New York Times published its story on the United Arab Emirates busine...

Bigger Than Blackwater: Arming the U.A.E.

Hannah Gurman | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Hannah Gurman

In this broader context of the U.S. willingness to provide arms for Gulf allies, direct contracts between the defense industry and the U.A.E. appear to be a win-win situation for everyone -- except the critics of the U.A.E. regime.

Blackwater Founder Sets Up Secret Desert Force

Posted 07.15.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member batt...

Blackwater Corporate Intelligence Documents Reveal Security Contractor's Ties

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security service...

Blackwater, Xe, and more

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Prince and the Punishment

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

It's hard to understand why Erik Prince is mad. His company, Xe, is once again able to bid on and get contracts with the government and won't be subject to criminal charges.

Blackwater vs. Pinkwater: The Wife of Erik Prince Picks a Fight With CODEPINK

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Is Erik Prince, Blackwater's sole owner, now taking his profits, trying to sell his company and running away to the Emirates, a country that has no extradition treaty with the United States?

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Moves To Abu Dhabi, Records Say

New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Erik Prince, whose company, Blackwater Worldwide, is for sale and whose former top managers are facing criminal charges, has left the United States an...

Secret Blackwater Tape Exposed

Jeremy Scahill | The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of the Blackwater empire, rarely gives public speeches and when he does he attempts to ban journalists from attending...

Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving To The United Arab Emirates?

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince claim that the embattled head of the world's most infamous mercenary firm is planning ...

Glenn Beck -- "Restoring Honor" or Exploiting a Noble Veterans Charity?

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

I received an email Monday morning that stopped me in my tracks. It contained a link to the seemingly noble organization called the Special Operation...

Eric Prince and David Prentice: The Blackwater/Anti-Stemcell Connection

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What is the connection between Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater/Xe, perhaps the world's largest private army, and David Prentice, Ph.D, widely-known o...

To the Dems Who Voted to 'Defund ACORN': Where is the Defund Blackwater Act?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Democrats have joined Republicans in voting to "Defund ACORN," yet they have done nothing to stop Blackwater's ongoing taxpayer-funded crusade in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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 Founder Accused In Court Of Intent To Kill

Washington Post | Jerry Markon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The founder of Blackwater USA deliberately caused the deaths of innocent civilians in a series of shootings in Iraq, attorneys for Iraqis suing the se...

Blackwater Still Getting Contracts From State Dept

The Nation | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

Just days before two former Blackwater employees alleged in sworn statements filed in federal court that the company's owner, Erik Prince, "views hims...

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in...