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  • March 18, 2008

    Blackwater, the Campaign Issue

    In this interview with RealNews, Nation Correspondent Jeremy Scahill explains how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama differ on the use of private security contractors in Iraq.

    Jeremy Scahill and VideoNation

  • February 27, 2008

    Obama’s Mercenary Position

    He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

    Jeremy Scahill

  • December 6, 2007

    Blackwater’s Bu$ine$$

    Undeterred by scandal, Blackwater's global business is booming and continues to pursue its political agenda from deep inside the Mitt Romney campaign.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • November 15, 2007

    Blackwater’s Brothers

    A deepening conflict-of-interest scandal envelops the Krongard brothers--Howard, a State Department official overseeing Blackwater contracts, and his brother Alvin, who has long been cozy with the mercenary firm.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • November 8, 2007

    All Cowboys Out Now

    Firms like Blackwater operate in a demand-based industry, and it is this demand that must be cut off.

    Jeremy Scahill


  • October 22, 2007

    Baghdad on the Bayou

    On the Oct. 19 edition of Bill Moyers' Journal The Nation 's Jeremy Scahill tells of how Blackwater USA President Erik Prince sent armed guards to New Orleans to provide security to affluent neighborhoods in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • October 18, 2007


    How Chevron fuels the Myanmar military, Blackwater's legal woes and questions for Michael Mukasey.

    The Nation

  • October 11, 2007

    Iraqis Sue Blackwater for Baghdad Killings

    Blackwater USA now faces wrongful death suits in US court brought by survivors of three Iraqi civilians killed in the September 16 Baghdad shootings.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • October 4, 2007


    Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and his State Department enablers have a lot of explaining to do.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • October 3, 2007

    The State Department’s Hired Guns

    Why did the State Department tolerate--and pay to conceal--the crimes of its Blackwater guards in Iraq?

    Robert Scheer