KBR’s Gag Orders Revealed

“This is mostly about trying to scare someone into not talking,” McCormack said. “It’s very effective to say you will be fired or sued. This is a very big company with lots of resources.” Lawsuit brings to light secrecy statements required by KBR thttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/lawsuit-brings-to-light-secrecy-statements-required-by-kbr/2014/02/19/6e2a8818-9998-11e3-b88d-f36c07223d88_story.htmlon One of the nation’s largest government … Continue reading

Learning from Iraq

A FINAL REPORT FROM THE SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION http://www.sigir.mil/files/learningfromiraq/Report_-_March_2013.pdf For all those lost in Iraq Each one lost is everyone’s loss you see Each one lost is a vital part of you and me —   Bruce Cockburn Seven Final Lessons from Iraq 1. Create an integrated … Continue reading

2nd Ex Blackwater worker Justin Cannon gets 30 months for manslaughter

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2011 by Bill Sizemore at The Virginian Pilot June 27, 2011 A second former Blackwater contractor was sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter today in the 2009 shooting death of a civilian in Afghanistan. Justin Cannon of Corpus Christi, Texas, was sentenced to 30 … Continue reading

Ex Blackwater worker gets 37 months in Afghan’s death

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 14, 2011 Bill Sizemore The Virginian Pilot  June 14, 2011 NORFOLK  A former Blackwater contractor from Virginia Beach was sentenced to 37 months in prison today for involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of a civilian in Afghanistan. Christopher Drotleff is the first contractor … Continue reading

AmrorGroup’s Danny Fitzsimons Faced Charges for Assault Prior to Being So Negligently Deployed

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 26, 2011 “If people start to recognise PTSD and do something about it, then at least some good has come out of this horrendous situation. Danny doesn’t deserve this. He has been let down by us, the Army and he has been let down by … Continue reading

ArmorGroup Security Guard Danny Fitzsimons escapes Death Penalty on PTSD diagnoses

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 28, 2011 Danny Fitzsimons avoids death penalty  and lawyers press for reduced sentence to be served in UK Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve’s director, said: “If G4S had done the proper  checks and risk assessments when Danny applied to work with them, they would  have quickly … Continue reading

Raymond Allen Davis, CIA Agent, Detained in Pakistan, Former Blackwater Security Contractor

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 21, 2011 US reveals that CIA agent Raymond  Davis worked for private security firm Xe, formerly known as Blackwater For background on this ongoing diplomatic standoff and US Coverup read here The Guardian UK Pakistani Police escort Raymond Davis US officials have provided fresh details … Continue reading

ArmorGroup Security Contractor Danny Fitzsimons Must Wait to Hear Death Sentence Verdict

ArmorGroup Security Contractor Danny Fitzsimons Must Wait To Hear Death Sentence Verdict Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 20, 2011 Iraqi judges presiding over the trial of a British security contractor accused  of murdering two colleagues have adjourned proceedings once again According to Fitzsimons’ legal team, the request for more reports … Continue reading

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