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Jason Linkins

Military EATR: Contractor Working On Horrifying Corpse-Eating Robots [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Good news, via FastCompany. Fox, who was the source of this terrifying story, now says, "contrary to reports, including one that appeared on F...

Ryan Grim

Dems Target GOP Congressman's Paper Trail Of Pork | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the ground shifts, politicians still standing often are left to explain positions that made plenty of sense on the old terrain but are now more c...

Leaving Cards on the Counter-Terror Table: Ways to Better Wage the "War on Terror"

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

We need not sacrifice our nation's fundamental constitutional freedoms to address extremist violence. Rather, we need merely stop pursuing corporate subsidies that inadvertently encourage it.

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.

Jason Linkins

Military Contractor Skullduggery Afoot In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite the Washington Post report Thursday that the Iraqi government will not issue a new operating license to Blackwater, a story from Danger Room says the mercenaries aren't going anywhere.

Incompetent Military Contractors Unlikely To Be Fired

AP | Richard Lardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ITT Federal Services International, a defense contractor hired to maintain battle gear for U.S. troops in Iraq, repeatedly failed to do the job right....

Upbeat Northrop Grumman Buys Back $2.5 Billion Of Common Stock

MarketWatch | Christopher Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northrop Grumman Corp. said Thursday it intends to buy back up to $2.5 billion of its common stock, highlighting the military contractor's confidence ...