Security contractors

Blackwater Busted? Blackwater Busted?

Six Guards may be charged in Iraq massacre, but critics fear the company's 'reckless behavior' will continue.

Nov 14, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater’s Not Going Anywhere

Blackwater’s Not Going Anywhere Blackwater’s Not Going Anywhere

Anyone who thinks Blackwater is in serious trouble is dead wrong. Business has never been better for Blackwater and its future looks bright.

Jul 30, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater’s Private Spies Blackwater’s Private Spies

The notorious mercenary firm is now a one-stop shop for security outsourcing, offering CIA-like services to Fortune 500 companies.

Jun 5, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Contract Justice Contract Justice

An Iraqi translator is prosecuted and Blackwater has its contract renewed for another year, armed and dangerous in Baghdad.

Apr 6, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater Seeps Into the Campaign Blackwater Seeps Into the Campaign

Clinton and Obama each have nuanced plans to ban private security firms from Iraq. The difference is how they're spinning them.

Mar 18, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater, the Campaign Issue 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.

Mar 18, 2008 / Video / Jeremy Scahill and The Nation Video

Obama’s Mercenary Position Obama’s Mercenary Position

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

Feb 27, 2008 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater’s Bu$ine$$ Blackwater’s Bu$ine$$

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

Dec 6, 2007 / Editorial / Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater’s Brothers 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 be...

Nov 15, 2007 / Feature / Jeremy Scahill

All Cowboys Out Now All Cowboys Out Now

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

Nov 8, 2007 / Editorial / Jeremy Scahill