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US: U.S. Pays Steep Price for Private Security in Iraq
by Walter PincusWashington Post
October 1st, 2007
It costs the U.S. government a lot more to hire contract employees as security guards in Iraq than to use American troops.

US: Billions over Baghdad; The Spoils of War
by Donald L. Barlett and James B. SteeleVanity Fair
October 1st, 2007
Between April 2003 and June 2004, $12 billion in U.S. currency--much of it belonging to the Iraqi people--was shipped from the Federal Reserve to Baghdad, where it was dispensed by the Coalition Provisional Authority. Incredibly, at least $9 billion has gone missing, unaccounted for, in a frenzy of mismanagement and greed.

US: State Dept. Tallies 56 Shootings Involving Blackwater on Diplomatic Guard Duty
by James RisenNY Times
September 28th, 2007
The State Department said Thursday that Blackwater USA security personnel had been involved in 56 shootings while guarding American diplomats in Iraq so far this year.

RUSSIA: Energomash Says It Was Asked for $10M Bribe
by Anatoly MedetskyMoscow Times
September 28th, 2007
Engineering company NPO Energomash reports that it was approached for a large bribe to reinstate its export license.

IRAQ: Iraqis describe violence by private U.S. security guards
by Leila FadelSeattle Times
September 28th, 2007
Acts of violence committed by Blackwater security guards, charged with protecting U.S. diplomats are described by Iraqi victims.

Contractor Rock Bands Jam with Military
by Pratap Chatterjee
September 27th, 2007

US: State Dept. intercedes in Blackwater probe
by Peter SpiegelLA Times
September 26th, 2007
The State Department has interceded in a congressional investigation of Blackwater USA, the private security firm accused of killing Iraqi civilians last week.

US: Graft in Military Contracts Spread From Base
by Ginger Thompson and Eric SchmitNew York Times
September 24th, 2007
A US major is arrested in relation to a bribery scheme involving companies seeking military contracts.

IRAQ: Blackwater Shooting Crisis Rallies Baghdad
by Philip ShishkinWall Street Journal
September 24th, 2007
An escalating controversy over the alleged shooting of Iraqi civilians by a U.S. security firm has triggered the strongest challenge yet to legal immunity for some foreigners in Iraq, while providing a rare rallying cry for the country's polarized factions.

US: Lockheed Looks Beyond Weapon: Contractor Targets Growth With Services in Strife-Torn Areas
by August ColeWall Street Journal
September 24th, 2007
Lockheed looks to secure more U.S. government contracts for other services from managing military bases and embassies to helping writing constitutions for developing nations.

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