State Department renews Blackwater contract

State Department officials announced Friday that they have extended the…

State Department officials announced Friday that they have extended the department’s contract with Blackwater Worldwide of Moyock, N.C. despite pressure from Capitol Hill critics.  The company, currently under FBI investigation after its guards reportedly opened fire and killed 17 Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad square on Sept. 16, 2007, claims its guards were operating in self defense while witnesses said the private contractors were unprovoked.  For more details on the elongated contract, click here and return back to comment.

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