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.
An explosive story by The Nation's Jeremy Scahill sheds new light on the shady dealings of Blackwater, leading to renewed calls for a Congressional investigation into the military contracting company.
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.
Between the illegal weapons, explosive ammunition and the possibility that Blackwater operatives killed civilians as practice, the picture of the military contractor gets darker by the day.
Erik Prince has been implicated in murder, viewed himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims from the globe and his company smuggled weapons into Iraq.
The Nation's Jeremy Scahill on his explosive revelation that Blackwater's founder has been accused, in sworn depositions from two former employees, of murder.
Sworn statements filed in Federal Court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a "crusade" to eliminate Muslims and Islam.
The private security company, facing charges in a US court for killing and injuring Iraqis, is attempting to silence its victims and their lawyers.
The Nation's Jeremy Scahill reports that while Blackwater's Iraq contract won't be renewed, the powerful military corporation has no plans to slow down.
Five Blackwater security guards are charged for their role in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, Nation contributor Jeremy Scahill weighs in.