State Dept. Extends Blackwater Contract in Iraq

Raw Story By Stephen C. Webster Published: September 2, 2009 The mercenary group formerly known as Blackwater International, which was banned from Iraq by its government after a Baghdad massacre which killed 17 civilians, will see its contract extended in the country by the U.S. State Department, according to a published report. ABC News reporter […]


Contractors Outnumber U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

September 2, 2009 New York Times By JAMES GLANZ Civilian contractors working for the Pentagon in Afghanistan not only outnumber the uniformed troops, according to a report by a Congressional research group, but also form the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel recorded in any war in the history of the United States. On […]