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Media Reports of the Year 2008

 

 

December 30th, 2008 - US Pull-Back from Iraq Will Hit Private Contractors

1 news article from Reuters

 

December 23rd, 2008 - New Year Brings Less Clarity to Blackwater in Iraq

1 news article from the Associated Press

 

December 20th, 2008 - Fatal Shootings by Iraq Contractors Drop in 2008

1 news article from the Washington Post

 

December 19th, 2008 - Blackwater’s Days in Iraq Might be Numbered

1 news article from ABC News

 

December 18th, 2008 - Blackwater Radio Logs: Guards Took Incoming Fire

1 news article from the Associated Press

 

December 17th, 2008 - IG Report Says Blackwater May Lose License in Iraq

1 news article from the Associated Press

 

December 16th, 2008 - Blackwater Indictment Details Chaos at Busy Baghdad Circle

1 news article & 1 opinion from McClatchy Newspapers & Wall Street Journal

 

December 13th, 2008 - US Attorneys Visit Iraqis in Blackwater Shooting

3 news articles from the Associated Press, Agence France Presse & New York Times

 

December 12th, 2008 - Far North Fort Worth Man among 5 Blackwater Guards Charged

1 news article from the Keller Citizen

 

December 10th, 2008 - Blackwater Guards Should Die: Dead Iraqi’s Family

3 news articles from Agence France Presse, Los Angeles Times & Foster’s Daily Democrat

 

December 9th, 2008 - Blackwater Shootings Case Moved to Washington DC

4 news articles from the Associated Press, Reuters & New Hampshire Union Leader

 

December 8th, 2008 - Ex-Blackwater Guards Charged with Manslaughter

1 news article from CNN

 

December 8th, 2008 - US: Blackwater Used Grenades on Unarmed Iraqis

4 news articles from the Associated Press, Washington Post & ABC News

 

December 7th, 2008 - Venue Fight: Blackwater Guards Plan Utah Surrender

2 news articles from the Associated Press & Foster’s Daily Democrat

 

December 6th, 2008 - Blackwater Guards: Mercenaries or Decorated Vets?

2 news articles from the Associated Press & New York Times

 

December 5th, 2008 - Five Blackwater Guards To Face Massacre Charges Next Week

1 news article from ABC News

 

December 4th, 2008 - US Mulls Unusual Tactic as Blackwater Charges Loom

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

November 30th, 2008 - End of Immunity Worries U.S. Contractors in Iraq

1 news article by the New York Times

 

November 21st, 2008 - Security Firms Told They Lose Immunity in Iraq: Official

1 news article by Agence France Presse

 

November 14th, 2008 - Feds Draft Indictment Against Blackwater Guards

2 news articles by the Associated Press & ABC News

 

October 28th, 2008 - Report on Iraq Security Lists 310 Contractors

1 news article by the New York Times

 

October 10th, 2008 - Blackwater to Check Itself on US Arms Export Law

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

October 8th, 2008 - Iraq, U.S. Near Deal on Military Future

1 news article by the Los Angeles Times

 

October 3rd, 2008 - Govt. Uses Contractors to Probe Iraq Contractors

1 news article by ABC News

 

October 2nd, 2008 - Blackwater Machine Gun Found in Raid on Iraqi Insurgents

1 news article by ABC News

 

September 16th, 2008 - Sources: Blackwater Seeks to Head Off Charges

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

September 12th, 2008 - Former Blackwater Guard Working at Monroe Prison

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

September 5th, 2008 - Dogs of War: The Contract Rules

1 news article by United Press International

 

August 18th, 2008 - Blackwater Defends Team in Baghdad Shootings

2 news articles by CNN & the Times

 

August 17th, 2008 - Justice Dept. Moves Toward Charges Against Contractors in Iraq Shooting

2 news articles by the Washington Post & Agence France Presse

 

August 12th, 2008 - Report: Iraq Contracts Have Cost Billions

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

August 2nd, 2008 - Shootings by Contractors in Iraq Decline

1 news article by Wall Street Journal

 

July 29th, 2008 - Waxman: Blackwater ‘Misled’ Officials to Get Contracts

1 news article by The Hill

 

July 23rd, 2008 - Blackwater is Here to Stay

1 editiorial by the Guardian

 

July 22nd, 2008 - Blackwater Brand Shift: Security to Take Back Seat

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

July 6th, 2008 - Blackwater’s Shield from Prosecution in Iraq May End Soon

1 news article by the Virginian-Pilot

 

June 26th, 2008 - Feds Raid Blackwater’s NC Armory in Firearms Probe

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

June 19th, 2008 - Blackwater States its Case

1 feature article by the News & Observer

 

June 13th, 2008 - Maliki Says Talks on Iraq-US Security Pact Deadlocked

1 news article by Agence France Presse

 

June 10th, 2008 - Immunity for Private Guards in Iraq a Sticking Point: US

1 news article by Agence France Presse

 

June 5th, 2008 - Blackwater’s Private Spies

1 feature article by the Nation

 

May 28th, 2008 - Iraqi Father Seeks Blackwater Apology

2 news articles by BBC News & Washington Post

 

May 27th, 2008 - Blackwater Grand Jury Hears from Iraqi Witnesses

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

May 21st, 2008 - Iraqi PM Wants U.S. Security Firm Sent Home Early

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

May 18th, 2008 - Dickens Residents Back Accused Blackwater Shooter

1 news article by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

 

May 17th, 2008 - Blackwater’s Aggressive Culture Keeps its Business Growing

1 news article by McClatchy-Tribune News Service

 

May 16th, 2008 - Probe of Iraq Shooting by Contractor Moves Forward

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

May 10th, 2008 - Iraq Contractor in Shooting Case Makes Comeback

1 news article by the New York Times

 

May 9th, 2008 - Blackwater Unlikely to Face Charges in Iraq Shooting

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

May 4th, 2008 - Blackwater Shooting Highlights a U.S., Iraq Culture Clash

1 news article by the Los Angeles Times

 

May 1st, 2008 - Cerberus Says Won't Invest in Blackwater USA

1 news article by Reuters

 

April 30th, 2008 - Exclusive: Hedge Fund in Talks to Buy Blackwater

1 news article by ABC News

 

April 25th, 2008 - Iraqis Accuse Blackwater of Shredding Documents

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

April 9th, 2008 - Two Faces of Blackwater

1 column by Reuters

 

April 5th, 2008 - State Department to Renew Deal With Blackwater for Iraq Security

2 news articles by the Washington Post & Reuters

 

April 3rd, 2008 - Blackwater VP: Too Soon to Judge Baghdad Shootings

1 news article by Reuters

 

March 20th, 2008 - Exclusive: Blackwater ‘Blood Money’ Angers Iraqis

2 news articles by ABC News & Mother Jones

 

March 15th, 2008 - Kickbacks, Weapons and Suicide: The US Army’s Battle with Corruption

1 analysis by kippreport

 

February 29th, 2008 - Iraqi Shooting Witnesses Interviewed

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

February 21st, 2008 - Blackwater Inquiry Turns to Baghdad

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

February 19th, 2008 - German Gun Firm Drops Blackwater

1 news article by United Press International

 

February 8th, 2008 - Blackwater’s Blood Money; How Much for a Dead Son?

1 news article by ABC News

 

February 5th, 2008 - Blackwater Key to US-Iraq Talks: Ambassador

1 news article by Agence France Presse

 

January 30th, 2008 - Iraq Security Guards Getting New Rules

1 news article by the Asscoiated Press

 

January 25th, 2008 - U.S. Asking Iraq for Wide Rights on War

1 news article by the New York Times

 

January 19th, 2008 - From Texas to Iraq, and Center of Blackwater Case

1 news article by the New York Times

 

January 16th, 2008 - Justice Dept. Cites Obstacles in Blackwater Case

1 news article by the New York Times

 

January 12th, 2008 - FBI Finds Blackwater Trucks Patched

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

January 10th, 2008 - 2005 Use of Gas by Blackwater Leaves Questions

2 news articles by the New York Times & the Associated Press

 

January 9th, 2008 - Blackwater Ramped Up Lobbying Effort

1 news article by the Associated Press

 

The 2007 Media Reports File

 

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