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  • 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

  • May 22, 2006

    In the Black(water)

    Hurricane victims are still homeless in New Orleans, but thanks to the federal government’s $30 million contract bonanza, Blackwater USA’s profits are soaring.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • May 17, 2006

    In the Black(water)

    Tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims remain without homes. The environment is devastated. People are disenfranchised. Financial resources, desperate residents are told, are scarce.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • April 19, 2006

    Blood Is Thicker Than Blackwater

    Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.

    Jeremy Scahill

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