Blackwater Back in the Spotlight
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
The Senate Armed Services Committee is investigating a Blackwater subsidiary’s role in the shooting of two Afghans last year. The panel also criticized the Army for not properly supervising the company. Despite a dreadful track record, Blackwater, now called Xe, continues to have contracts with the U.S. government.
AFP via Google:
The US Army’s lax supervision was cited in a Senate investigation of controversial private security firm Blackwater, which allowed employees to use weapons without authorization in Afghanistan.
At the outset of a months-long probe, the Senate Armed Services Committee found several cases of “reckless” use of weapons by personnel from Paravant, a subsidiary of Blackwater, itself now renamed Xe Services.
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