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Christina Wilkie

Iraq War Contractors Still Fighting -- In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet, sunny Monday seven months into his tenure as secretary of defense. ...

Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct

David Isenberg | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
David Isenberg

Academi is obviously mindful of some of the past controversies its ancestral companies were embroiled in and has taken steps, as much as humanly possible, to make a repeat of such incidents impossible.

Supreme Court Refuses Blackwater Appeal

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't stop prosecutors from going after four Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a 2007 shooting that killed 17 Ir...

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

Notorious Company Changes Its Name Again

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover -- again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently kno...

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 Founder In Deal To Sell Company

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — An investment group with ties to the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater announced Friday that it has bought the...

Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

One of the most infuriating threads of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the lack of accountability for out-of-control private contractors, sending the message that they can get away with anything, including murder.

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Blackwater, Xe, and more

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Blackwater Won Contracts Via Dozens Of Dummy Corporations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to try to get million...

Blackwater Fined $42 Million, Can Still Obtain Government Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The troubled security firm formerly known as Blackwater will pay $42 million in fines to settle thousands of violations of U.S. exp...

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Moves To Abu Dhabi, Records Say

New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Erik Prince, whose company, Blackwater Worldwide, is for sale and whose former top managers are facing criminal charges, has left the United States an...

Iraq: Invading Is Easier Than Leaving

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

There are remarkably few positive things to say about Iraq today. Yet the Obama administration has recently announced that the U.S. is "on target to end the combat mission." What gives?

Shaping up Blackwater's Act

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Blackwater's genuine mistakes, as well as unfair characterizations in the media, have taken a toll on its public image. But we need to be fair: a lot has changed in the 15 months since Eric Prince stepped down as the company's head.

Is Blackwater's Erik Prince Moving To The United Arab Emirates?

The Nation | Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince claim that the embattled head of the world's most infamous mercenary firm is planning ...

Blackwater Looking For New Owner

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — The security firm formerly known as Blackwater is looking for new ownership, announcing Monday it is pursuing a sale of the comp...

Iraq Orders Ex-Blackwater Security Guards To Leave

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq has ordered hundreds of private security guards linked to Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face pos...

Blackwater Continues To Win Contracts Under New Identities

ABC News | Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After Blackwater contractors were accused of shooting 17 civilians in Iraq, the State Department announced it would stop doing business with the compa...

CIA's Blackwater Ties Run Deep, Private Firm Participated In Covert Raids

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Private security guards working for Blackwater USA participated in clandestine CIA raids against suspected insurgents in Iraq and A...

Blackwater Founder Accused In Court Of Intent To Kill

Washington Post | Jerry Markon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The founder of Blackwater USA deliberately caused the deaths of innocent civilians in a series of shootings in Iraq, attorneys for Iraqis suing the se...