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...Convention to demand that President George W. Bush be turned out of office. A car bomb at the office of a U.S. security contractor in Afghanistan killed about ten people, including three Americans. Closing ceremonies were held in Athens, Greece...
Austerman and Duncan wed

...Dave and Carol are both from Kodiak and currently live in Juneau. Dave, son of Craig and Carla Schauff, is a security contractor overseas. Carol, daughter of Alan and Ginny Austerman, is a manager for the State of Alaska. The married couple...
Outside editorial: Ruling revives Blackwater shooting case

...2007. When a car bomb exploded near a meeting between Iraqi officials and a U.S. diplomat, a team from the security contractor blocked traffic at a crowded city square in order to get the diplomat to safety. Suddenly, shots were fired...
Outside editorial: Set some rules for Blackwater, other contractors

...working for the State Department and other agencies are not. Blackwater has been the State Department's largest security contractor. Price wants to place all contractors under the same rules and make certain that the administration enforces the...
Con: Quasi-military contractors provide good bang for the buck in war zones

...paychecks to woo highly trained warriors into leaving the service. Wrong! At the height of the war, the entire armed security contractor force in Iraq was only about 10,000. And not all these jobs required special operations qualifications. The...


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