Despite its past crimes - including alleged murder, gun-running, sex
rings, child prostitution and excessive violence against Iraqis -
Blackwater is still in the security business in Iraq. The State
Department has extended
a contract with Presidential Airways, a subsidiary of what is now
called Xe, for an indefinite, supposedly limited period until a new
contract with another security company is signed. Meanwhile, a
Congressional report says that the often-less-than-accountable civilian
contractors in Afghanistan not only outnumber troops, but do so at the
highest reported ratio ever. For more go here.
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