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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 ar...

Strike Two on 'Just Following Orders' Defense

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Sick soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan filed claims because of "alleged failures of the military contractors to treat water and dispose of waste in a manner required" by the US military. The defense is looking even lamer than ever.

Marcus Baram

KBR Only Contractor Granted Legal Immunity From Harming Soldiers And Civilians: Army Secretary McHugh

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Pentagon deal to grant one of America's largest military contractors immunity from harming soldiers and civilians in Iraq was a unique arrangement, ...

Veterans 1, KBR 0

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It is time once again to tune in to the latest episode -- oops, I mean development -- in the long running farce -- oops, I mean legal case -- involving KBR and Oregon National Guard soldiers.

KBR Immunity Deal: Taxpayers Could Be On Hook To Pay Veterans Suing Halliburton Unit Over Exposure To Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Iraq

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of America's largest military contractors was granted immunity from harming soldiers and civilians in Iraq. As a result, taxpayers may be on the ...

The GAO Transcripts, Part 13: Houston, We've Had A Problem

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

No, this is not about the Apollo 13 mission. But this is the thirteenth installment of the Government Accountability Office interview transcripts that...

PolitiFact Embraces Equivocation, the Truth Gets Squeezed

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

After documenting why my claim that Halliburton had defrauded taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq" was true, PolitiFact.com rated the statement "Half True." It's worth returning to the scene of the crime to see what we can conclude from PolitiFact's conclusion.

Just Another Day in Helping Make the U.S. Military the Best Supplied in Human History

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Thanks to the ever watchful and observant Ms. Sparky, always on the lookout for the latest in contractor malfeasance, I want to share this latest news...

The Perils of LOGCAP Job Seeking

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I have often mentioned the logistics side of private military contracting. It would be difficult not to, as it constitutes the overwhelming share of t...

Outsourcing War: I.F. Stone's Son on the Izzy Award to Jeremy Scahill

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

America's all-volunteer army has the unfortunate disadvantage of protecting the decision to use military force from the political pressures that would exist were wealthy citizens subject to draft.

KBR: Private Military Cancer (PMC) Provider? Part II

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Back in April I wrote about the lawsuit filed by Indiana National Guardsmen, against KBR. The suite suit alleges that KBR knowingly allowed exposure t...

KBR Is Still Asking For It

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Back in February I wrote about KBR's atrocious conduct regarding the case of Jamie Leigh Jones, the then 20-year old former KBR/Halliburton worker, wh...

KBR's Unauthorized Deaths

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

More than 30 of KBR's other subcontractors used private armed security in Iraq without required authorization.

Idle Contractor Hands

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Eventually the Commission on Wartime Contracting will post the transcript of its March hearing on "Managing Contractors During Iraq Drawdown." Here are a few excerpts from the Q&A.

KBR: Private Military Cancer (PMC) Provider?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Isenberg

The Indiana National Guardsmen refiled a lawsuit in Houston federal court alleging that KBR knowingly allowed soldiers assigned to guard the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in southern Iraq to be exposed to a toxic chemical known to cause cancer.

The F Word: Step Toward Justice for Jamie Leigh Jones

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...

Iraq Contractor Making MILLIONS Off Mechanics Working 43 MINUTES A MONTH

Mother Jones | Adam Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It was just a single contract for a single job on a single base in Iraq. The Department of Defense agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a y...

The F Word: Challenging "High Road" Contracting

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This is what must make it hard for people working inside the Obama administration. No sooner does the White House start talking up something good, tha...

Jesus Did Not Say 'Forgive and Forget'

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

According to the VA, at least 30% of American servicewomen (and many men) have diagnosed cases of Military Sexual Trauma, a form of PTSD. The perpetrators are usually servicemen and commanders.

Army Decision to Deny KBR Millions in Bonuses Is Right Call, But Only a First Step

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

The decision to deny KBR millions in bonuses for its work in 2008 is welcome news, and is a significant change from the Army's past practice, but the Army clearly needs go much further.

Making the Army an Offer It Can't Refuse

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Last week saw the release of yet another report dealing with oversight on private military contractors. It is extremely significant, as it deals with LOGCAP, the mother of all private military contracts.