Category Archives: Blackwater

The Truth Is Outsourced

Republican donors are being feted at the Blackwater training facility in North Carolina. Apparently, associating itself with one of the most unpopular companies on the planet (even teabaggers hate the company formerly known as Blackwater) is just natural to the … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Outsourced

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) wants to rein in the era of outsourced war. She was talking about her efforts with HuffPo’s Ryan Grim: As Schakowsky, seated in her office, lays out her plan for phasing out military reliance on contractors, … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Outsourced

The attempted coverup of dead Blackwater agents in Afghanistan lasted days: Bear in mind that Obama can’t get rid of Blackwater/Xe. It’s managed to make itself essential in the outsourcing of American conflict. The company line didn’t hold up to … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Outsourced

Reading Allison Stanger’s One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, Tom Freidman draws an interesting conclusion: Every year, more and more of the core business of national security — diplomacy, development, defense … Continue reading

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Blackwater Employees Speak Out

That civil suit against Blackwater is heating up: A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 … Continue reading

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