Tag Archives: Academi

Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater’s HQ

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is supposed to be winding down. Its contractor-led drug war? Not so much.

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Mercenaries Sue Blackwater Over Fake Gun Tests

Two former employees of the firm, now called Academi, say that they were fired from their jobs in Afghanistan after blowing the whistle on an attempt by a colleague to falsify dozens of marksmanship tests for security contractors.

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Ex-Blackwater executives finger CIA in weapons trial

Five ex-Blackwater executives, facing federal firearms charges in connection with a gift of weaponry to a Middle Eastern monarch, have come up with a new explanation for how it occurred:

It was a CIA operation.

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U.S. firm linked to civilian deaths hired to train Canadian soldiers

Documents tabled in the House of Commons show Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater, was providing select troops specialized training in precision shooting and defensive driving at the company’s North Carolina facilities.

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No, The U.S. Is Not Leaving Iraq

Thousands of armed U.S. private contractors will be based in the country, and the potential for violence is real

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