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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.

Nine-year-old Ali Kinani died from a gunshot wound to the head in the Nisour Square massacre. His father may be the one man standing between Blackwater and total impunity.

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The CIA says it can't live without Blackwater. The State Department too. Could any of this be related to the big money Blackwater spends on Democratic lobbyists?

June 28, 2010

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.

June 25, 2010

There's no doubt, McChrystal was rightly relieved of his duties. But in the end, it was his words--not his actions--that sunk his ship. Blackwater's ship of misconduct, crime and murder sails on, powered by new CIA contracts.

June 24, 2010

Indictments, investigations and scandals have not stopped the State Department from giving Blackwater another $120 million contract for "diplomatic security" in Afghanistan.

June 19, 2010

In the market for a private army? Jeremy Scahill says you can probably buy Blackwater from Erik Prince for cheap.

June 15, 2010

With Blackwater's top deputies indicted on federal charges and the company up for sale, rumors are swirling that Prince is preparing to bolt to a country with no extradition treaty with the US.

June 15, 2010

Blackwater has announced the infamous mercenary company is for sale. Will this include the CIA assassination business and the company's forward operating bases in Afghanistan?

June 8, 2010

Stuart Eizenstat was a power player in the Clinton and Carter administrations. Now he's a lobbyist for George W Bush's favorite mercenary company.

May 14, 2010

More than 35 exciting job opportunities have opened up at the infamous mercenary company.

May 13, 2010

In a rare audio recording obtained by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater, reveals his future plans for the mercenary army.

May 4, 2010