Jeremy Scahill, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, published by Nation Books. Nation Books will release Scahill's second book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, in April 2013. He is the writer, with David Riker, and a producer of the documentary feature film, Dirty Wars, which will be released by IFC Films throughout North America in June 2013. You can read his blog on TheNation.com here.
Did Blackwater's owner speak to Vanity Fair to send a message to the Justice Department about the government secrets he could reveal?
Inside sources reveal that the firm works with the US military in Karachi to plan targeted assassinations and drone bombings, among other sensitive counterterrorism operations.
Inside sources reveal that the firm works with the US military in
Karachi to plan targeted assassinations and drone bombings, among other sensitive counterterrorism operations.
Top Blackwater staff authorized attempted bribes of Iraqi officials in the wake of the 2007 Nisour Square massacre, the New York Times has reported.
Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Carol Shea-Porter argue that since Adam Hermanson died while working on a Defense Department contract, the DoD is obliged to investigate.
A federal judge sends the lawyers for Iraqi victims of Blackwater back to the drawing board, while rejecting Blackwater's plea to toss out the case.
A growing number of lawmakers are starting to ask: if ACORN's federal funding should be under intense scrutiny, why aren't the billions of dollars going to out-of-control contractors being regulated?
Representative Betty McCollum's "ACORN Act" would prevent the government from doing business with corporations that have been found guilty of felonies.
Democrats joined Republicans in voting to "Defund ACORN" yet have done nothing to stop Blackwater's taxpayer-funded crusade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Two years to the day after the Nisour Square massacre, Blackwater remains in Iraq, armed and dangerous.