Congressional investigation of Blackwater USA and attempts to block it

The committee on Oversight and Government Reform made clear that hearings will commence on October 2, 2007 in regards to Blackwater USA, the private contractor used by our government in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Information gleaned from the Congressional letter which used various sources below:

Three key questions are to be addressed:

  1. Is Blackwater’s presence advancing or undermining US Efforts in Iraq?
  2. Has the State Department responded appropriately to shooting incidents involving Blackwater forces?
  3. What are the costs for US taxpayers of the reliance on Blackwater and other military contractors?

Of interest is some new information the committee states it has acquired: Read more of this post

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