Blackwater 2: Prince Appears in Public Long Enough to Lie to Congress

My planned Part 2 of a little series on Blackwater having been blown out of the water by a much more comprehensive piece in Salon, I will attempt to recover by shifting my focus a bit to CEO Erik Prince’s disingenuous testimony before Henry Waxman’s House Oversight and Govt Reform Committee...

Blackwater 1: A Short History

Blackwater USA, while not the only private mercenaries in Iraq, are the largest. They may have up to 120,000 soldiers providing security for US diplomats and corporate war profiteers. We don’t know because Blackwater uses the independent contractor scam and a dizzying maze of subcontracting...