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.
The Senate majority leader calls on Gates and Clinton to find out if shoddy electrical work by contractors killed Adam Hermanson.
The family of a military contractor electrocuted in Baghdad is alleging his employer, Triple Canopy misled them about how he died.
The death of a Triple Canopy contractor in Iraq bears a striking resemblance to an earlier electrocution ruled to be a "negligent homicide."
Recent disclosures of Blackwater's covert activities may finally force Congress to take action.
The mercenary firm has a long and dark history with the CIA. Were they Bush and Cheney's private hit men?
The private security company doesn't have a license to operate in Iraq, but the State Department continues to employ Erik Prince's armed mercenaries.
Despite the State Department's announcement canceling Blackwater's contracts in Iraq, the Obama administration will pay the company more than $174 million for security services in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sworn statements filed in Federal Court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a "crusade" to eliminate Muslims and Islam.
In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Sen. Russ Feingold defends his lone vote to oppose the latest amendment to the Defense Authorization bill.
The private security company, facing charges in a US court for killing and injuring Iraqis, is attempting to silence its victims and their lawyers.