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Judge Dismisses Case Against Blackwater Defendant

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly trigger...

Gun? Check. Radio? Check. Lawyer? Check!

David Isenberg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

The EEOC originally filed suit against DynCorp in August 2011 alleging that from October 2006 through January 2007, James Friso, an aircraft sheet metal/structural mechanic working in Taji, Iraq, was subjected to harassment based on his sex by a male co-worker.

Getting Away With Diplomatic Murder

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

New records released after a four year FOIA fight between the State Department and Gawker show that mercenaries, primarily from Blackwater, shot and sometimes killed a lot of Iraqis in the name of protecting America's diplomats.

Immunity: Disastrous Decisions in 2007 Return to Haunt 2012

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was the 2007 Nisour Square Blackwater killings, not Wikileaks, that derailed plans for U.S. troops to stay on in Iraq.

Killed Your Wife or Husband? That's Between the PSC and You

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

Hopefully, at some point in a magical future, we will really have full transparency on the activities of private security contractors as they go about...