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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. ...

Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

Ryan J. Reilly

Army Chief Who Granted KBR Secret 'Bailout' Was Ex-Enron Executive | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the compan...

'KBR Knowingly Exposed Guardsman To Toxic Chemicals In Iraq'

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Lawyers for 12 Oregon National Guardsmen suing contractor KBR Inc for negligence a...

How May We Service You?

David Isenberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

One question that is often asked, but rarely answered with any accuracy is just how much money there is in the private military contracting sector. T...

The Invisible Foreign Subcontractor

David Isenberg | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Some of the subsequent press coverage criticized KBR, but that missed the point. Sure, in several respect KBR could have done much better, but at least it held special inspections documenting atrocious living conditions and threatened to cut off awards to the subcontractor.

What the U.S. Government Knew About Najlaa

David Isenberg | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union, newly released documents reveal that the U.S. government and KBR were even more aware of the problem than previously known.

Soldier or Contractor? It Doesn't Matter; in the End Both Still Get Screwed

David Isenberg | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Despite all the attention paid to the use of private military and security contractors on battlefields it is true, as many in that industry say, that it is not that new; at least not as an organizational phenomenon.

John Rudolf

Former Top Halliburton Exec Heads To Prison For Bribery | John Rudolf | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

A former top Halliburton executive will serve 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in Houston federal court to orchestrating a $180 million bri...

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Are Government Contractors Exploiting Workers Overseas?

David Isenberg | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

The following is an excerpt from the congressional testimony I gave yesterday. You can find the entire testimony on my blog (free registration require...

Windfalls of war: Ex-Halliburton subsidiary KBR, the government's concierge

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Sharon Weinberger, iWatch NewsThe rush to war in the months following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 created an urgency in the Pentagon, not just ...

You Want Chicken Pox with That?

David Isenberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

The same political ideology of outsourcing and privatization of military logistics functions that has made a household name of Halliburton nearly caused harm to American troops, thanks to a KBR subcontractor.

Woman Testifies In KBR Rape Case: I Was 'Scared To Death'

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON — A Texas woman tearfully told jurors Monday that she was "scared to death" and held against her will by her employer after being drugge...

SHOCK: Which Company Is Top Workplace For Women?

Mother Jones | — Adam Weinstein | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

Jaw, meet floor. According to a company press release, war megacontractor KBR was voted one of the 50 top companies for women by readers of Woman E...

O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid

Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Palmer

A video filmed by right-wing activists that apparently shows NPR's chief fundraiser disparaging conservatives was just the latest in a series of dishonestly edited 'stings' by muckraker James O'Keefe.

To Halliburton or Not to Halliburton

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

While the mere mention of Halliburton may provoke a lot of ranting, we really need to see why it's so successful. The reason is pretty simple: We're just not moving fast enough towards other sources of energy.

When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Looks For a Taxpayer Bailout

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It appears that when the going gets tough for some private military contractors, even if it is a result of their own wrongful actions, the tough turn ...

Marcus Baram

Taxpayers On The Hook If Military Contractors Screw Up | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Taxpayers may be on the hook if U.S. military contractors in Iraq incur liability while carrying out their work. More than 120 military c...

The Cost of Being the Best Supplied Troops

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

So just how well is the splendiferous private sector logistics operation working out? Not so well it seems.

Exposing Troops to a Carcinogen Is Not Part of Supporting the Troops

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I truly did not intend to write about KBR for two consecutive days in a row. But as the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. We have a new developme...

KBR to Contractors: Yours Is Not Question Why, Yours is But to Do or Die

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is once again time to look at KBR's legal battles. Today we take a look at the case of Reggie Lane in the Fisher, Lane v. Halliburton, KBR litigati...

Qarmat Ali AND KBR, Redux

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Holy KBR, Batman. Will this fiendish clown prince of corporate cupidity ever cease and desist? Excellent question, Boy Wonder. I fear that as long ...

An Officer of the (KBR) Court

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I have written before on the lawsuit by National Guardsman against KBR regarding the alleged their poisoning by exposure to sodium dichromate at Qarma...

Green News Report: September 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Primaries ...