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  • September 27, 2007

    Making a Killing

    Who will mete out justice for America's merchants of death?

    Jeremy Scahill

  • September 27, 2007

    End the Shadow War

    Blackwater USA should answer for the crimes of its soldier-contractors in Iraq. Calls for withdrawal from Iraq must also include private security contractors.

    The Editors

  • September 24, 2007

    Order 17

    A closer look at the US rule that gives military contractors like Blackwater a free pass to murder, terrorize and pillage their way through Iraq.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • September 21, 2007

    Blackwater: Hired Guns, Above the Law

    Acting with impunity and immune from prosecution, a shadow army funded by US taxpayers is fueling the spiraling violence in Iraq.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • April 30, 2007

    Pull the Plug on the Mercenary War

    Who will stop the shadow US army in Iraq? Don't count on Congressional Democrats.

    Jeremy Scahill


  • March 15, 2007

    Bush’s Shadow Army

    An investigation into Blackwater USA reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that serves as the administration's Praetorian guard.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • October 26, 2006

    From Whitewater to Blackwater

    Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.

    Jeremy Scahill and Garrett Ordower

  • August 29, 2006

    Pay To Be Saved

    Unless something changes soon, New Orleans will prove to be a glimpse of a dystopic future, a future of disaster apartheid in which the wealthy are saved and everyone else is left behind.

    Naomi Klein

  • August 25, 2006

    Blackwater Shot Down in Federal Court

    A federal appeals court has ruled a wrongful death lawsuit can proceed against Blackwater USA: Families claim the firm cut corners in pursuit of profit in Iraq, leading to the brutal deaths of four employees in Fallujah in 2004.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • August 10, 2006

    Mercenary Jackpot

    As the United States decries the private militias of Lebanon and Iraq, GOP-connected, privately owned global mercenary firms receive blank checks and little oversight.

    Jeremy Scahill