March 7, 2010

Blackwater Review (NEWS)

Blackwater, the private security company that has caused much controversy with it's involvement in Americna military operations, will now be fully investigated by the State Department, as allegations mount of misconduct in Afghanistan.

Blackwater was just recently fired by the Baghdad government from their cntract in Iraq.

The "private army" has been accused of all manner of dirty deeds, including in a bestselling book by Jeremy Schahill.

Blackwater has usually provided security for American diplomats and similar duties but have also gone quitre a bit further at times.

The State Dept. said that "The fact that adverse action is taken against Blackwater in one country does not mean adverse action will be taken against them in another country," but concerns remain about whether their paramilitary operation maintains proper standards in their dealings in Afghanistan.

Blackwater Review (NEWS)

The State Department's inspector general will review services provided by Blackwater Worldwide in Afghanistan, only weeks after the Baghdad government canceled the embattled security company's contract in Iraq. Inspector General Harold W. Geisel told the Commission on Wartime Contracting on Monday that his department will begin the performance review in March. "We are reviewing Blackwater," Mr. Geisel said.

Blackwater Review (NEWS)

Posted at March 7, 2010 10:24 AM