Security contractors

Bush’s Shadow Army 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.

Mar 15, 2007 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

From Whitewater to Blackwater 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.

Oct 26, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill and Garrett Ordower

Pay To Be Saved 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 ...

Aug 29, 2006 / Feature / Naomi Klein

Blackwater Shot Down in Federal Court 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 bru...

Aug 25, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Mercenary Jackpot 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.

Aug 10, 2006 / Editorial / Jeremy Scahill

In the Black(water) 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.

May 22, 2006 / Editorial / Jeremy Scahill

In the Black(water) 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 tol...

May 17, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blood Is Thicker Than Blackwater 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.

Apr 19, 2006 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill