Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blackwater Loses Contract to Load Bombs on Drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Blackwater, now known as Xe, has lost one of its contracts supporting the CIA - according to a New York Times news article.  See "Blackwater Loses a Job for the CIA", The New York Times, December 11, 2009.  According to the Times the firm (Blackwater) was under contract to load bombs on CIA drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  See also "CIA Said to Use Outsiders to Put Bombs on Drones", The New York Times, August 20, 2009.  Click here to read more news articles about private security firms working for the U.S. overseas.

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