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Former CEO reveals Blackwater worked as ‘virtual extension of the CIA’

The mercenary group formerly known as Blackwater worked as a “virtual extension of the CIA,” the company’s former CEO revealed to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, who obtained court documents showing…

Blackwater becomes new landlord in Afghanistan for US Special Forces

As President Obama insists on a speedy end to the war in Afghanistan, his administration has other plans. A facility owned by the private security force once known as Blackwater…

Private Soldiers: Bullets For Hire Now A Global Trade

OVER the past decade the business of renting out private soldiers has grown from a specialised niche into a global trade, worth as much as $100 billion, according to the…