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Private Security Firms

Making a PSC Profit

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Perhaps you noticed back when Associated Press reported August 9 that Aegis Defence, a British company which is one of the major private security con...

Immunity For Private Guards Is Sticking Point In Iraq Security Deal

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Immunity from Iraqi law for foreign private guards is a sticking point in the deal between Washington and Baghdad over long-term US troop presence in ...

UPDATE: Hedge Fund Ends Talks To Purchase Blackwater

ABC News | Maddy Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ABC News reported late Wednesday that hedge fund giant Cerberus Capital Management has ended talks to purchase controversial security firm Blackwater ...

Blackwater Repainted Trucks Immediately After Deadly Baghdad Shooting

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whet...

Completely Ignored

Washington Post | Steve Fainaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government disregarded numerous warnings over the past two years about the risks of using Blackwater Worldwide and other private security fir...

Afghanistan: All Private Security Firms Must Close

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Authorities in Afghanistan want to close down all private security firms operating in the country, many of them illegally, President Hamid Karzai's of...

"They Just Killed A Man And Drove Away"

New York Times | James Glanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed on Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect American diplo...

Blackwater Expands Into Spies For Hire

Washington Post | Dana Hedgpeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First it became a brand name in security for its work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now it's taking on intelligence. The Prince Group, the holding company...

Iraqi Inquiry Says Blackwater Shooting Was Unprovoked

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A completed Iraqi government inquiry found that employees of the American security company Blackwater USA shot unprovoked at Iraqi civilians at a down...