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New Charges Against Blackwater From 2007 Shooting In Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday brought fresh charges against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors, resurrecting an internationally charged case over a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad. 762 more words

CBS Washington

South African Pleads Guilty to Stabbing in Kandahar

Associated Press Metro-Ottawa March 12, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Army contractor from South Africa has pleaded guilty to assault for stabbing a British national last year at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. 111 more words

Civilian Contractors

'I didn't think of Iraqis as humans,' says U.S. soldier who raped 14-year-old girl before killing her and her family

An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn’t think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. 109 more words


A soldier ran up to a Nun. Out of breath he asked: "Please, may I hide under ...

A soldier ran up to a Nun. Out of breath he asked: “Please, may I hide under your skirt I’ll explain later.” 114 more words


Riding Herd on Cowboys in the Middle East

David Isenberg at Huffington Post

In the perpetual debate over legal accountability of, and prosecution if necessary, of private military and security contractors one often sees the arguments reduced to two simplistic arguments. 238 more words

Civilian Contractors

United States v. Slough (Blackwater guards indictment); forthcoming scholarship

1. United States v. Slough (D.D.C.  No. cr-08-360)

The indictment in this case, charging five Blackwater security guards with killing 14 unarmed civilians during an incident at Nisur Square in Baghdad in September 2007, is posted here: … 1,380 more words