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  • September 4, 2009

    Outsourcing the War in Afghanistan

    The Nation's Jeremy Scahill describes the blurring of lines between the military and companies like Blackwater, who are engaging in armed combat in the current wars.


  • August 26, 2009

    Flushing Blackwater

    Recent disclosures of Blackwater's covert activities may finally force Congress to take action.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • August 21, 2009

    CIA Outsources Murder to Blackwater

    The Nation's Jeremy Scahill on the latest devastating news about Blackwater: its involvement with the CIA's covert assassination program.


  • August 20, 2009

    CIA Hires Blackwater for Assassinations

    The Nation's Jeremy Scahill talks about the possible involvement of the private contractor's owner Erik Prince in multiple murders.

    Democracy Now!

  • August 20, 2009

    Blackwater: CIA Assassins?

    The mercenary firm has a long and dark history with the CIA. Were they Bush and Cheney's private hit men?

    Jeremy Scahill


  • August 14, 2009

    Blackwater Still Armed in Iraq

    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.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • August 12, 2009

    Blackwater, Black Deeds

    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.

    The Editors

  • August 7, 2009

    US Still Paying Blackwater Millions

    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.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • August 6, 2009

    Blackwater or Murder, Inc.?

    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.


  • August 5, 2009

    Will Blackwater Founder Face Charges?

    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.