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Blackwater Founder: Let Private Contractors Fight ISIS!

The Washington Post | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforwa...

Amanda Terkel

Former Blackwater CEO Threatens Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has been one of the harshest critics of Blackwater USA, the military contractor tied to a 2007 shooting in ...

Blackwater Video Game Steers Clear Of Controversy

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — In the world of video games, realism reigns supreme, but the makers of a game based on the infamous private security firm Blackwat...

Bigger Than Blackwater: Arming the U.A.E.

Hannah Gurman | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Hannah Gurman

In this broader context of the U.S. willingness to provide arms for Gulf allies, direct contracts between the defense industry and the U.A.E. appear to be a win-win situation for everyone -- except the critics of the U.A.E. regime.

Blackwater Founder Sets Up Secret Desert Force

Posted 07.15.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member ...

Blackwater Founder Now Training African Mercenaries In Lawless State

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq a...

Erik Prince, Blackwater Founder, Cutting Ties With Company

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — The man who built Blackwater USA into one of the world's most respected and reviled defense contractors feels that he was thrown...

Blackwater Settles Series Of Iraq Civil Lawsuits

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RALEIGH, N.C. — The security firm formerly known as Blackwater has reached a settlement in a series of federal lawsuits in which dozens of Iraqi...

Blackwater Offers Training To 'Faith Based Organizations'

RebelReports | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In its ever-evolving re-branding campaign, Blackwater has created a new alter-ego for part of the company's business. Meet the "Personal Security Awar...

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder

thenation.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in...

Mercenary King Erik Prince Resigns as Blackwater CEO

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Prince's resignation could be seen as a public formality in what has been a dramatic attempt to scrub all public vestiges of Blackwater.

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Yes, Blackwater is no more. Now they are "Xe." And what does "Xe" mean? Who the hell knows? But who says private contractors can't show their impressionistic and abstract side?

Blackwater's First Television Ad For "Xe"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

I applaud Blackwater for not pulling a Prince and changing their name to a symbol. Though I must admit, it would have been fun calling them "The Mercenaries Formerly Known As Blackwater."

Don't Believe the Hype: Blackwater is Here to Stay

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Anyone who thinks Blackwater is in serious trouble is dead wrong. Even if -- and this is a big if -- the company pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, business has never been better and its future looks bright.

Blackwater's Iraq Contract Renewed Despite Investigations

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid investigations into fatal shootings of civilians and allegations of tax violations, Blackwater USA's multimillion-dollar contr...

Blackwater Trying To Run Democrat Out Of Congressional Race

Mother Jones | Bruce Falconer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marshall Adame is a Democrat running for Congress in North Carolina's 3rd District, a jurisdiction along the Tar Heel state's low-lying eastern coast ...

2005 Use of Riot Gas by Blackwater Leaves Questions

NY Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The helicopter was hovering over a Baghdad checkpoint into the Green Zone, one typically crowded with cars, Iraqi civilians and United States military...