Hearing on Blackwater USA’s Mission & Performance in Iraq and Afghanistan (videos; links)

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Submitted by davidswanson on Tue, 2007-10-02 09:51



This morning at 10:00 a.m., the Oversight Committee is holding a hearing to examine the mission and performance of private military contractor Blackwater USA in Iraq and Afghanistan. Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater, will testify as well as three State Department officials.

The hearing will provide members the opportunity to address three key questions: (1) Is Blackwater’s presence advancing or undermining U.S. efforts? (2) Has State Department responded appropriately to the shooting incidents involving Blackwater forces? (3) What are the costs to U.S. taxpayers for the reliance on Blackwater and other private military contractors?

A live video of the hearing will be available at www.oversight.house.gov beginning at 9:45 a.m. Archived video will become available this afternoon.

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Blackwater’s Rules of Engagment


House Hearing on Blackwater Security Firm in Iraq, October 2, 2007


The Case of The Drunken Blackwater Shooter


Blackwater vs. Counterinsurgency


Prince: Non-Compete Clauses Might Hurt Troops


Is Blackwater a Republican Company?


What Laws Govern Blackwater?


Prince: Our Profit Margins Are Private


Why Did State Help Get Drunken Shooter Out of Iraq?


Moser: Blackwater Got Sole-Source Contract


Blackwater’s Rules for Use of Force


Issa Issues Veiled Blackwater Threat Against Waxman


Issa: Green Party Contribs Show Blackwater “Non-Partisan”


Issa: Attack on Blackwater is Attack on… Petraeus



New Report: Blackwater Portrayed as Out of Control (video)

The Whores of War By Neil Mackay

Blackwater involved in 195 shootings, says report h/t: ICH

3 thoughts on “Hearing on Blackwater USA’s Mission & Performance in Iraq and Afghanistan (videos; links)

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  3. Egads!
    ‘Sex, lies, and videotaped testimony….’

    O my…

    we’re in a lotta ‘TROUBLE’.

    so much more than I had even GUESSED, in my most extreme nightmares…
    [however, thank you–no point in killing the messenger]

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