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Blackwater’s Employment Investigated

House oversight committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman expanded his effort yesterday to investigate private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide, calling for a wide-ranging federal inquiry into the company’s employment practices. In letters to the Internal Revenue Service, the Small Business Administration ...

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In Iraq, Was I a Torturer? Asks Soldier

When 27-year-old Ben Allbright returned from Iraq, he was treated like a hero. But he is haunted by the “harsh interrogations” he oversaw. The prisons in Iraq stink. Ask any guard or interrogator and they’ll tell you it’s a smell ...

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Russia said to receive U.S. missile shield plan

MOSCOW – Russia received written U.S. proposals on Wednesday which Washington hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns over plans to deploy elements of a missile shield in Europe, Russian news agencies reported. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of ...

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Blackwater sells itself as a peacekeeper

Blackwater Worldwide, the private security company whose guards are accused of shooting dead 17 Iraqi civilians last year, is attempting to reposition itself as a peacekeeping force as work in Iraq begins to dry up. Adverts have appeared in security ...

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Bush Still Spinning Nukes in Iran

The unanimous conclusion of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, that Iran ceased pursuing a program of nuclear weapons in 2003, has dealt a severe blow to the Bush-Cheney agenda of forcible regime change in Iran. For several months, the rhetoric ...

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Government ‘letting troops down’

Conservative leader David Cameron has accused the Government of “breaking the military covenant” as he launched a Commission to draw up proposals to improve support for Britain’s armed forces. Mr Cameron said ministers were letting troops down on equipment, healthcare, ...

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US recruiting under diploma soldiers

Afghan military operations and the Iraqi war have forced the US army to recruit soldiers without high school diplomas to fill its ranks. National Priorities Project, a research group that analyzes federal data, found that the percent of Army recruits ...

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Is Bush Losing Control Of The Military?

U.S. Navy report undermines Bush’s drive to isolate Iran TEHRAN: The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet has released a statement saying it cannot say with any certainty that threats to blow up its vessels actually came from Iranian Navy speedboats in ...

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