Nation Topics - Blackwater
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Accountability for the massacre in Iraq is a start—but we should also be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.
American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?
Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.
Internal documents reveal the firm's clandestine work for multinationals and governments.
"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.
The private defense operation formerly known as Blackwater—now called Xe—has cleaned up its act about as much as BP has cleaned up the Gulf, says Jeremy Scahill.
In the market for a private army? Jeremy Scahill says you can probably buy Blackwater from Erik Prince for cheap.
In a rare audio recording obtained by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater, reveals his future plans for the mercenary army.
Five Blackwater officials have been indicted on federal weapons violations. Given the company's track record, the charges are small change.
On September 16, 2007, Blackwater employees killed at least 14 Iraqis in the infamous Nisour Square massacre. The youngest victim was nine-year-old Ali Kinani. In this exclusive interview, produced for Democracy Now by The Nation's Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley of Big Noise Films, Ali's father Mohammed talks about his son, the shootings, and his struggle to win justice.