Context: XE [Formerly Blackwater] Fined in Arms Smuggling & Other Crimes

Rogue US Security Firm Blackwater Fined $7.5 Million For Smuggling Weapons  August 11 2012 | The Link

Company formerly called Blackwater to pay sanctions fine  August 9 2012 | Reuters

Firm Formerly Known as Blackwater Agrees to Pay $7.5 Million Fine in Arms Smuggling Case  August 8 2012 | Democracy Now

Firm formerly called Blackwater to pay $7.5m fine over arms sales violations: Military contractor made sales and provided training to foreign governments without authorisation of relevant US departments  August 8 2012 | Guardian

Xe — formerly Blackwater — fined $7.5 million over arms case  August 7 2012 | Agence France-Presse via Raw Story

Company previously known as Blackwater agrees to $7.5 million fine in arms smuggling case  August 7 2012 | Canadian Business

Company once known as Blackwater settles arms case  August 7 2012 | Canadian Business

Firm formerly called Blackwater settles US arms case  August 7 2012 | BBC

Blackwater Pays $7.5M Fine For Years Of Criminal Violations  August 7 2012 | TPM


More on Blackwater

Canadian troops trained by Blackwater without U.S. permission: court records  August 8 2012 | Globe & Mail

Blackwater illegally paid millions in taxpayer money  July 16 2012 | RT

Blackwater training anti-Assad terrorists in Turkey: Report  July 11 2012 | PressTV

Blackwater guards lose bid to appeal charges in Iraqi civilian shooting case: Supreme court declines to review ruling that guards would be criminally charged for role in shooting that killed 17 civilians  June 5 2012 | Guardian

Supreme Court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal  June 4 2012 | Reuters via Yahoo

Ex-CIA man on assault charge  May 2 2012 | Independent

Documents Show Cozy Relationship Between Blackwater, Canadian Troops: Company was paid nearly $2.4 million to train Canadian soldiers last year  March 8 2012 | Common Dreams

Ex-Blackwater security firm hired to train Canadians  March 8 2012 | Postmedia

Should Canadian soldiers be trained by private U.S. contractors?  February 1 2012 | CBC

Controversial contractors paid $2.4M by Canadian Forces: Documents show Canadian Forces used former Blackwater training facility  January 31 2012 | CBC

‘Gentlemen, We Shot a Judge’ and Other Tales of Contractors’ Rampage Through Iraq  December 13 2011 | TPM

Company Once Known as Blackwater Ditches Xe for Yet Another New Name  December 12 2011 | Wall Street Journal

OP/ED: MP decries Canadian contracting of ‘Blackwater’ mercenaries  November 22 2011 | Rossland Telegraph

Blackwater founder builds foreign force in UAE: report  May 15 2011 | Reuters

Blackwater’s heirs: more military contractor makeovers: Will the hiring of George Bush’s former attorney general John Ashcroft by Xe’s successor ensure better governance? May 6 2011 | Guardian

Blackwater deaths suit tossed after six years  January 26 2011 | Washington Post

WikiLeaks cables: Iraq security firms operate ‘mafia’ to inflate prices: Halliburton executive’s comments reveal tensions between security firms, oil companies and the Baghdad government December 21 2010 | Guardian

Use of Contractors Added to War’s Chaos in Iraq  October 23 2010 | New York Times

Monsanto hired mercenary Blackwater to infiltrate anti-GMO groups  September 17 2010 | Digital Journal

30 False Fronts Won Contracts for Blackwater  September 3 2010 | New York Times

Head of notorious mercenary company praises Canadian Forces  May 4 2010 | Rabble

Blackwater training some Canadian troops  April 29 2010 |  National Post

Blackwater Reaches Deal on U.S. Export Violations  August 20 2010 | New York Times

Blackwater deal in Afghanistan questioned by Congress  June 28 2010 | Guardian

Blackwater staff ‘violated weapons law’: Embattled security company faces new legal difficulties after its former president and four other former employees were charged with federal weapons charges  April 17 2010 | Guardian

Blackwater accused of defrauding US government: Private security firm accused of charging US government for payments to prostitute  February 11 2010 | Guardian

U.S. Examines Whether Blackwater Tried Bribery  January 31 2010 | New York Times

Erik Prince, Blackwater Founder, Cutting Ties With Company  December 2 2009 | Huffington Post

The Secret US War in Pakistan  November 23 2009 | The Nation

Blackwater ‘hired for CIA plan’  August 20 2009 | BBC News

C.I.A. Sought Blackwater’s Help to Kill Jihadists  August 19 2009 | New York Times

US Still Paying Blackwater Millions  August 17 2009 | The Nation

Blackwater’s dark side exposed  August 5 2009 | MSNBC

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder  August 4 2009 | The Nation

Blackwater guards still at work in Iraq despite lacking license to operate  April 21 2009 | Seattle Times

Blackwater-linked firm to train Canadian troops  August 27 2008 | The Star

Blackwater’s Private Spies  June 5 2008 | The Nation

Iraq urges Blackwater prosecution  October 8 2007 | BBC News

The immorality of Blackwater: American soldiers in Iraq should fight because the cause is right, not because the price is right  October 6 2007 | Guardian

Blackwater Hires PR Giant in Image Seige  October 5 2007 | Washington Post

Blackwater’s rich contracts  October 3 3007 | New York Times

Rise of the white-collar mercenary  October 3 2007 | Detroit Free Press

Iraq security firm denies trigger-happy charge  October 3 2007 | Guardian

Blackwater boss grilled over Iraq  October 2 2007 | BBC News

Security Firm Faces Criminal Charges in Iraq  September 23 2007 | New York Times

Feds probe Blackwater links to arms smuggling  September 21 2007 | Associated Press

The Age of Irresponsibility:How Bush has created a moral vacuum in Iraq in which Americans can kill for free  September 20 2007 | Newsweek

The Strategic Contractor  September 19 2007 | HCSS Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Iraq Limits Blackwater’s Operations  September 17 2007 | Time Magazine

Contractors accused of firing on civilians, GIs  August 12 2007 | Associated Press

U.S. Security Contractors Open Fire in Baghdad  May 27 2007 | Washington Post

Role of security companies likely to become more visible  April 2 2004 | USA Today

Victims of an Outsourced War  March 15 2007 | Time Magazine

Blackwater: Inside America’s Private Army  July 23 2006 | Virginian Pilot


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