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Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Background, Legal Status and Other Issues
Jennifer K. Elsea, Moshe Schwartz and Kennon H. Nakamura. Congressional Research Service, updated 25 August 2008 (.pdf file).

Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress
Valerie Bailey Grasso. Congressional Research Service, updated 15 August 2008 (.pdf file).

Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity
Scott Horton, Kevin Lanigan and Michael McClintock. Human Rights First, 15 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Outsourcing Intelligence in Iraq: A CorpWatch Report on L-3/Titan
Pratap Chatterjee. CorpWatch, 29 April 2008.

Will Contractors Lose Iraq Immunity?
Massimo Calabresi. TIME Magazine, 13 February 2008.

Contractor Deaths Up 17 Percent in Iraq in 2007
David Ivanovich. Houston Chronicle, 09 February 2008.

Blackwater's Blood Money; How Much for a Dead Son?
Aadel Faiq and Brian Ross. ABC News, 08 February 2008.

Wartime Use of Contractors
Compiled by the Associated Press, 02 February 2008.

Report: Military Contractors Are Hard to Fire
Richard Lardner. The Associated Press, 02 February 2008.

U.S. Failed to Oversee Corps on Iraq Work, Agency Says
James Glanz. The New York Times, 30 January 2008. (See report below).

Differences in Services and Fees for Management and Administration of Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 29 January 2008 (.pdf file).

An American Builder's Failures in Iraq Are Found to Have Been More Widespread
James Glanz. The New York Times, 29 January 2008. (See report below).

Outcome, Cost and Oversight of Iraq Reconstruction Contract
Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 28 January 2008.

Iraq Contractors Tap Latin America's Needy
Patrick J. McDonnell. Los Angeles Times, 28 January 2008.

U.S. Cannot Manage Contractors In Wars, Officials Testify on Hill
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 25 January 2008. (see reports below).

Implementation of Existing Guidance and Other Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Oversight and Management of Contractors in Future Operations
Government Accountability Office, 24 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Improving Contracting and Government Oversight Of Contractors Performing Work In Contingency Operations
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 24 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Will Blackwater Be Rehired?
Adam Zagorin and Brian Bennett. Time Magazine, 23 January 2008.

Rights Group Slams U.S. Over Private Security Contractors in Iraq
Barbara Barrett. McClatchy Newspapers, 16 January 2008. (See report below).

Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity
Human Rights First, 15 January 2008 (.pdf file).

Blackwater Case Faces Obstacles, Justice Dept. Says
James Risen and David Johnston. The New York Times, 16 January 2008.

Oversight for Iraq War Contracts Shifts
Richard Lardner. The Associated Press, 15 January 2008.

2005 Use of Gas by Blackwater Leaves Questions
James Risen. The New York Times, 10 January 2008.

House Backs Big Increase in Contractor Oversight
Robert Brodsky. GovExec.com, 13 December 2007.

Private Security Contractors
Doug Brooks and Erica Razook. Council on Foreign Relations, 11 December 2007.

U.S. Plans to Form Job Corps For Iraqi Security Volunteers
Karen DeYoung and Amit R. Paley. Washington Post, 07 December 2007.

State Dept. Contractors In Iraq Are Reined In
Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 06 December 2007.

Security Crews Ponder Future in Iraq
Christia Berthelsen. Los Angeles Times, 02 December 2007.

Iraqis Detail Shooting by Guard Firm
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 26 November 2007.

Baghdad Bonanza
Bill Buzenberg. Center for Public Integrity, 20 November 2007.

Iraq Takes Hard Stance in Shooting by Security Guards
Doug Smith. Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2007.

Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress
Valerie Bailey Grasso. Congressional Research Service, updated 15 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Blackwater's Loopholes
Jeremy Scahill. Los Angeles Times, 15 November 2007.

F.B.I. Says Guards Killed 14 Iraqis Without Cause
David Johnston and John M. Broder. The New York Times, 14 November 2007.

New Law May Spell End To Iraq Contractors
David Martin. CBS News, 09 November 2007.

Iraq Plans to Confront Security Firms on Guns
James Glanz. The New York Times, 08 November 2007.

How Blackwater Sniper Fire Felled 3 Iraqi Guards
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 08 November 2007.

Civilian Contractors Under Military Law
Marc Lindemann. Parameters, Autumn 2007. Posted on 07 November 2007.

Did Blackwater Sneak Silencers into Iraq?
Aram Roston. NBC News, 01 November 2007.

U.S. Military Will Oversee Contractors
John M. Broder and David Johnston. The New York Times, 31 October 2007.

Immunity Deal Hampers Blackwater Inquiry
Lara Jakes Jordan. The Associated Press, 30 October 2007.

Under Siege, Blackwater Takes On Air of Bunker
Paul von Zielbauer and James Glanz. The New York Times, 25 October 2007.

Use of Contractors by State Dept. Has Soared
John M. Broder and David Rohde. The New York Times, 24 October 2007.

Iraq Revokes Security Contractors' Immunity
Ammar Karim. Agence France-Presse, 24 October 2007.

Blackwater to be Phased Out of Guarding U.S. Diplomats in Iraq
Warren P. Strobel. McClatchy Newspapers, 19 October 2007.

Gates Seeks Changes On Iraq Contractors
Ann Scott Tyson. Washington Post, 19 October 2007.

America's Other Army
Brian Bennett. TIME Magazine, 18 October 2007.

UN: Private Military Recruiting Booming
Alexander G. Higgins. The Associated Press, 17 October 2007.

Pentagon Sees One Authority Over Contractors
Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker. The New York Times, 17 October 2007.

Blackwater Guards Fired at Fleeing Cars, Soldiers Say
Sudarsan Raghavan and Josh White. Washington Post, 12 October 2007.

Guards Kill Two Women In Iraq
Joshua Partlow and Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 10 October 2007.

Making a Killing
Jeremy Scahill. The Nation, 15 October 2007 issue. Posted on the Global Policy Forum on 10 October 2007.

The People vs. the Profiteers
David Rose. Vanity Fair, November 2007 issue. Posted on 09 October 2007.

Blackwater Shootings 'Murder,' Iraq Says
James Glanz and Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 08 October 2007.

Bill Applies U.S. Laws to Contractors
David M. Herszenhorn. The New York Times, 05 October 2007.

Blackwater Faulted In Military Reports From Shooting Scene
Sudarsan Raghavan, Joshua Partlow and Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 05 October 2007.

U.S. Issues New Rules for Iraq Security Firms
David M. Herszenhorn and John M. Broder. The New York Times, 05 October 2007.

Guards in Iraq Cite Frequent Shootings
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 03 October 2007.

Accept the Blackwater Mercenaries
Max Boot. Los Angeles Times, 03 October 2007.

More Questions on Blackwater
Peter Grier. The Christian Science Monitor, 03 October 2007.

From Errand to Fatal Shot to Hail of Fire to 17 Deaths
James Glanz and Alissa J. Rubin. The New York Times, 03 October 2007.

Those Who Blow Whistle on Contractor Fraud in Iraq Face Penalties
Deborah Hastings. Santa Barbara News Press, 24 August 2007. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website on 03 October 2007.

The Dark Truth about Blackwater
P.W. Singer. Salon.com, 02 October 2007.

Blackwater Contractor Wrote Government Report on Shooting
CNN, 02 October 2007.

Report Says Firm Sought to Cover Up Iraq Shootings
John M. Broder. The New York Times, 02 October 2007. (see report below).

Blackwater Depicted as an Aggressor
Peter Spiegel. Los Angeles Times, 02 October 2007. (see report below).

Blackwater USA: Private Military Contractor Activity in Iraq and Afghanistan
Majority Staff of House Committee on Oversight and Govermment Reform, 01 October 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Pays Steep Price for Private Security in Iraq
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 01 October 2007.

Blackwater Faced Bedlam, Embassy Finds
Steve Fainaru and Sudarsan Raghavan. Washington Post, 28 September 2007.

Blackwater Focused on Cost, Not Safety, Report Says
Glenn Kessler and Karen DeYoung. Washington Post, 28 September 2007. (see report below).

Private Military Contractors in Iraq: An Examination of Blackwater's Actions in Fallujah
Prepared for Chairman Henry A. Waxman. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 2007 (.pdf file).

Shootings by Blackwater Exceed Other Firms in Iraq
John M. Broder and James Risen. The New York Times, 27 September 2007.

Private Security Puts Diplomats, Military at Odds
Sudarsan Raghavan and Thomas E. Ricks. Washington Post, 26 September 2007.

Iraq To End Contractor 'Immunity'
BBC News, 25 September 2007.

'Cowboy' Aggression Works for Blackwater
Mike Baker. The Associated Press, 24 September 2007.

Tomgram: Bush's Free World and Welcome to It
Tom Engelhardt. TomDispatch, 23 September 2007.

The Boys from Baghdad: Iraqi Commandos Trained by U.S. Contractor
Pratap Chatterjee. CorpWatch, 20 September 2007.

Where Military Rules Don't Apply
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 20 September 2007.

Congress Weighs Rules For Private Security Firms in Iraq
Barbara Barrett. McClatchy Newspapers, 19 September 2007.

180,000 Private Contractors Flood Iraq
Richard Lardner. The Associated Press, 19 September 2007.

Iraqi Report Says Blackwater Guards Fired First
Sabrina Tavernise and James Glanz. The New York Times, 19 September 2007.

What Happens to Private Contractors Who Kill Iraqis? Maybe Nothing
Alex Koppelman and Mark Benjamin. Salon.com, 18 September 2007.

Blackwater License Being Revoked in Iraq
Bassem Mroue. The Associated Press, 17 September 2007.

Can't Win With 'Em, Can't Go to War Without 'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency
P.W. Singer. The Brookings Institution, September 2007 (.pdf file).

U.S. Says Company Bribed Officers for Work in Iraq
Eric Schmitt and James Glanz. The New York Times, 31 August 2007.

Auditors Sent to Iraq to Probe Contracts
Pauline Jelinek. The Associated Press, 28 August 2007.

Iraq Weapons Are a Focus of Criminal Investigations
James Glanz and Eric Schmitt. The New York Times, 28 August 2007.

Book: Notorious Criminal Flew US Supply Missions in Iraq
Justin Rood. ABC News, 21 August 2007.

Contractors in Iraq Have Become U.S. Crutch
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 20 August 2007.

Crackdown on Corrupt Iraq Contracts Yields Record Caseload
Matt Kelley. USA Today, 15 August 2007.

Tension Grows Between US Soldiers and Mercenaries
Deborah Hastings. The Associated Press, 11 August 2007.

Iraq Contractors: Raw Data From CENTCOM
Susie Dow. ePluribus Media, 08 July 2007. Posted on 09 August 2007.

Labor Dept: 1,001 Civilian Workers Have Died in Iraq
David Ivanovich. Houston Chronicle, 08 August 2007. Posted on the AlterNet website.

As Iraq Costs Soar, Contractors Earn Record Profits
Eli Clifton. Inter Press Service, 02 August 2007.

Bush Outsourcing Intelligence to Private Contractors
R.J. Hillhouse. The Nation, 31 July 2007.

Defense Earnings Continue To Soar
Renae Merle. Washington Post, 30 July 2007.

Cutting Costs, Bending Rules, And a Trail of Broken Lives
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 29 July 2007.

Abuse of Workers Building U.S. Embassy in Iraq is Alleged
Renee Schoof. McClatchy Newspapers, 26 July 2007.

Bechtel Meets Goals on Fewer Than Half of Its Iraq Rebuilding Projects, U.S. Study Finds
James Glanz. The New York Times, 26 July 2007. (See SIGIR report below).

Review of Bechtel's Spending Under its Phase II Iraq Reconstruction Contract
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 24 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq Contractors on Notice About Labor Abuse
David Phinney. IraqSlogger, 24 July 2007.

Silent Surge in Contractor 'Armies'
Brad Knickerbocker. The Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 2007.

Largest Iraq Contract Rife with Errors
Matt Kelley. USA Today, 17 July 2007.

Filling Gaps in Iraq, Then Finding a Void at Home
John M. Broder. The New York Times, 17 July 2007.

Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Background, Legal Status and Other Issues
Jennifer K. Elsea and Nina M. Serafino. Congressional Research Service, 11 July 2007 (.pdf file).

Contractors Face Combat-Related Stress After Iraq
James Risen. The New York Times, 05 July 2007.

Private Contractors Outnumber U.S. Troops in Iraq
T. Christian Miller. Los Angeles Times, 04 July 2007.

In Outsourced U.S. Wars, Contractor Deaths Top 1,000
Bernd Debusmann. Reuters, 03 July 2007.

In Iraq, a Private Realm Of Intelligence-Gathering
Steve Fainaru and Alec Klein. Washington Post, 01 July 2007.

U.S. Is Fighting a Contractor War
Elizabeth Sullivan. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 21 June 2007.

War Profiteering and Other Contractor Crimes Committed Overseas
Thomas F. Gimble. Statement for the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Committee on the Judiciary, 19 June 2007 (.pdf file).

War Profiteering and Other Contractor Crimes Committed Overseas
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. Testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, 19 June 2007 (.pdf file).

Iraq Contractors Face Growing Parallel War
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 16 June 2007.

Iraq's Mercenaries - With A Licence To Kill
Johann Hari. The Independent, 04 June 2007. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

What If Our Mercenaries Turn On Us?
Chris Hedges. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 03 June 2007.

Contractor Deaths in Iraq Soar to Record
John M. Broder and James Risen. The New York Times, 19 May 2007.

Iraq: Follow the Money
Joy Gordon. Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2007. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website on 17 May 2007.

Contracting in Iraq Reconstruction
Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, 10 May 2007 (.pdf file).

All Power to U.S.'s Shadow Army in Iraq
Jeremy Scahill. Asia Times, 01 May 2007.

More Troops in Iraq Than Reported
Don Monkerud. Tehran Times, 27 April 2007. Posted on the Centre for Research on Globalization website.

Contractors Playing Major Role in U.S. Intelligence
Richard Willing. USA Today, 26 April 2007.

Roar of Battle, Whir of the Blender
Todd Pitman. The Associated Press, 25 April 2007.

Four Hired Guns in an Armored Truck, Bullets Flying, and a Pickup and a Taxi Brought to a Halt. Who Did the Shooting and Why?
Steve Fainaru. Washington Post, 15 April 2007.

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Wasting Money in Iraq
Richard May. United Press International, 12 April 2007. Posted on the Center for Defense Information website.

Fixing Iraq
Pratap Chatterjee. Foreign Policy in Focus, 26 March 2007.

Bush's Shadow Army
Jeremy Scahill. The Nation, 20 March 2007. Posted on the AlterNet website.

Playing Monopoly With Iraqi Money
Loretta Napoleoni. Antiwar.com, 12 March 2007.

KBR's $400 Million Iraq Question
Jeremy Scahill and Garrett Ordower. The Nation, 12 March 2007.

Halliburton May Forfeit $400 Million for Using Contractors in Iraq
Jay Price. News & Observer, 02 March 2007.

Contractors on the Battlefield
Carrie Hunter and Daniel Goure. Lexington Institute, 26 February 2007 (.pdf file).

'Mercenaries' to Fill Iraq Troop Gap
Brian Brady. Scotsman, 25 February 2007.

Hidden War Toll: Nearly 800 Contractors Killed in Iraq
Michelle Roberts. The Associated Press, 23 February 2007.

Rebuilding Iraq: Reconstruction Progress Hindered by Contracting, Security and Capacity Challenges
David M. Walker.Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 15 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Auditors: Billions Squandered in Iraq
Hope Yen. The Associated Press, 15 February 2007.

The Battle Scars of a Private War
T. Christian Miller. Los Angeles Times, 12 February 2007.

After Many Denials, Army Confirms Blackwater Contract in Iraq
Larry Margasak. The Associated Press, 07 February 2007.

Iraq Water Deal Illuminates Murky World of Secret Contracting
Katherine Shrader and Allison Hoffman. The Associated Press, 06 February 2007.

Iraq's Money for Nothing
Emad Mekay. Asia Times, 02 February 2007.

770 Civilian Contractors Died in Iraq
David Ivanovich and Brett Clanton. Houston Chronicle, 29 January 2007.

Army Probes War Contractor Fraud
John Heilprin. The Associated Press, 27 January 2007.

Our Mercenaries in Iraq
Jeremy Scahill. Los Angeles Times, 25 January 2007.

The Three U.S. Armies in Iraq
Zia Mian. Foreign Policy In Focus, 22 January 2007.

DoD Procurement Laws Routinely Broken, IG Says
William Matthews. Army Times, 18 January 2007.

Riches Keep the U.S. in Iraq
Ismael Hossein-zadeh. Asia Times, 17 January 2007.

100,000 Mercenaries, the Forgotten 'Surge'
Barry Lando. AlterNet, 10 January 2007.

A Tougher Journey to Stock U.S. Troops in Iraq
Raymond Barrett. The Christian Science Monitor, 08 January 2007.

Contractors in War Zones Lose Immunity
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 07 January 2007.

Raytheon Wins Iraqi King Air 350 Deal
Paul Richfield. C4ISR, The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare, 05 January 2007.

Defense Contracting: Questions for the Record
David M. Walker. Government Accountability Office, 21 December 2006 (.pdf file).

Pentagon Cited Again for Weak Oversight of Iraq Contractors
Greg Grant. GovExec.com, 20 December 2006.

Contractors Lost in Pentagon Bureaucracy
Anne Plummer Flaherty. The Associated Press, 19 December 2006. (See report below).

Military Operations: High-Level DOD Action Needed to Address Long-Standing Problems with Management and Oversight of Contractors Supporting Deploying Forces
Government Accountability Office, December 2006 (.pdf file).

Census Counts 100,000 Contractors in Iraq
Renae Merle. Washington Post, 05 December 2006.

Civilian Contractors Face Perils in Iraq
Armen Keteyian and Phil Hirschkorn. CBS News, 26 November 2006.

Iraqi Money Trail May Lead to Murder
Sarah Baxter. The Australian, 20 November 2006.

Civilian Workers in Iraq Suffering Combat Trauma
Anna Badkhen. San Francisco Chronicle, 19 November 2006.

Contractor's Boss in Iraq Shot at Civilians, Workers' Suit Says
C.J. Chivers. The New York Times, 17 November 2006.

Cost of Taking Fuel to Iraq Is Questioned in New Audit
James Glanz. The New York Times, 07 November 2006. (See report below).

Settlement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kellogg, Brown & Root
International Advisory and Monitoring Board of the Development Fund for Iraq, 20 October 2006. Posted on 07 November 2006 (.pdf file).

Contractors Rarely Held Responsible for Misdeeds in Iraq
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 04 November 2006.

For One California Profiteer, Iraq is Going Great
Sarah Anderson. AlterNet, 02 November 2006.

Bechtel Ends Iraq Rebuilding After a Rough 3 Years
David R. Baker. San Francisco Chronicle, 01 November 2006.

Call to Control Security Firms Profiting in Iraq
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 30 October 2006.

Money Down the Drain in Iraq
Editorial. The New York Times, 26 October 2006.

Slave Labor at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad?
David Phinney. Inter Press Service, 26 October 2006.

Idle Contractors Add Millions to Iraq Rebuilding
James Glanz. The New York Times, 25 October 2006. (See report below).

Review of Administrative Task Orders for Iraq Reconstruction Contracts
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 23 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Corporate Incompetence Run Amok in Iraq? Whatever.
Christopher Brauchli. Common Dreams, 21 October 2006.

Army Punts on Iraq Contractor Census
Jenny Mandel. GovExec.com, 20 October 2006.

U.S. Contractors in Iraq Face Peril, Neglect
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 16 October 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

In Iraq, Contractor Deaths Near 650, Legal Fog Thickens
Bernd Debusmann. Reuters, 10 October 2006.

Iraq for Sale: As Not Seen on TV
John Patterson. The Guardian, 06 October 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

The US Occupation of Iraq: Casualties Not Counted
Dahr Jamail. Truthout, 05 October 2006. Posted on the author's website.

Iraq Contract Costs: DOD Consideration of Defense Contract Audit Agency's Findings
Government Accountability Office, 25 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Ties to GOP Trumped Know-How Among Staff Sent to Rebuild Iraq
Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Washington Post, 17 September 2006.

The Unaccountables
Tara McKelvey. American Prospect, 07 September 2006.

Selling Out Iraq: AlterNet's War Profiteering Archive
AlterNet, 07 September 2006.

The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers
Charlie Cray. AlterNet, 05 September 2006.

Documentary Slams U.S. Companies Working in Iraq
Dan Harris. ABC News, 04 September 2006.

U.S. Erred in Iraq Rebuilding Program: Auditor
Ross Colvin. Reuters, 31 August 2006. Posted on the Washington Post website.

On Technical Grounds, Judge Sets Aside Verdict of Billing Fraud in Iraq Rebuilding
Erik Eckholm. The New York Times, 19 August 2006.

A Translator's Tale
Pratap Chatterjee. CorpWatch, 09 August 2006.

We Must Fight Our Instinctive Distaste for Mercenaries
Max Hastings. The Guardian, 02 August 2006.

Blackwater: When Things Go Wrong
Bill Sizemore and Joanne Kimberlin. The Virginian-Pilot, 26 July 2006.

Blackwater: When Things Go Wrong (Part II)
Bill Sizemore and Joanne Kimberlin. The Virginian-Pilot, 26 July 2006.

Contractors in Combat: Firefight From a Rooftop in Iraq
The Virginian-Pilot, 25 July 2006.

Army to End Expansive, Exclusive Halliburton Deal
Griff Witte. Washington Post, 12 July 2006.

Rebuilding Iraq: Actions Still Needed to Improve the Use of Private Security Providers
William Solis. Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, 13 June 2006 (.pdf file).

Iraq Contractors Make Billions on The Front Line
Nic Robertson. CNN News, 13 June 2006.

Contractors Cleared in Videotaped Attacks
Jonathan Finer. Washington Post, 11 June 2006.

In a War Zone, Battling to Keep the Contractors Honest and on Track
James Glanz. The New York Times, 03 June 2006.

Rights Group Criticizes U.S. Over 'Outsourcing' in Iraq
Alan Cowell. The New York Times, 24 May 2006. (See report below).

The State of the World's Human Rights 2006
Amnesty International, 24 May 2006.

For Water Truck 103, a Perilous Path to the End
Nelson Hernandez. Washington Post, 16 May 2006.

2 Years Later, Slayings in Iraq and Lost Cash Are Mysteries
James Glanz. The New York Times, 09 May 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Commander: Contractors Violating U.S. Trafficking Laws
Cam Simpson. Chicago Tribune, 23 April 2006. Posted on the Mercury News website.

Businessman Pleads Guilty in Iraq Scheme
Mark Sherman. The Assocciated Press, 18 April 2006. Posted on the CorpWatch website.

U.S. Firms Suspected of Bilking Iraq Funds
Farah Stockman. The Boston Globe, 16 April 2006.

Army Faulted for Security Guard Contracts
Lolita C. Baldor. The Associated Press, 04 April 2006. Posted on the San Francisco Chronicle website. (See report below).

Contract Security Guards: Army's Guard Program Requires Greater Oversight and Reassessment of Acquisition Approach
Government Accountability Office, April 2006 (.pdf file).

Documents Describe U.S. Auditors' Battles With Halliburton
Walter F. Roche, Jr. Los Angeles Times, 29 March 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website. (See report below).

Halliburton's Performance Under the Restore Iraqi Oil 2 Contract
Democratic Staff of Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, 28 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Contractors Won't Face Charges
Scott Sonner. The Associated Press, 29 March 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

A Government in Search of Cover: PMCs in Iraq
David Isenberg. Paper prepared for "Market Forces: Regulating Private Military Companies" conference, at the New York University School of Law, 23-24 March 2006. Posted on the British American Security Information Council website.

'Iraq Was Awash in Cash. We Played Football With Bricks of $100 Bills'
Callum Macrae and Ali Fadhil. The Guardian, 20 March 2006.

Memo: Haliburton Failed to Protect Water in Iraq
Larry Margasak. The Associated Press, 16 March 2006. Posted on the Army Times website.

British Firms Prospering in Iraq, Watchdog Claims
Robert Booth. The Guardian, 13 March 2006.

Guilty Plea in Iraq Bid-Rigging
Charles R. Babcock. Washington Post, 02 February 2006.

Halliburton Cited in Iraq Contamination
Larry Margasak. The Associated Press, 22 January 2006.

Some Iraq Rebuilding Funds Go Untraced
Scot J. Paltrow. The Wall Street Journal, 17 January 2006.

Private Security Guards in Iraq Operate With Little Supervision
T. Christian Miller. Los Angeles Times, 04 December 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

'Trophy' Video Exposes Private Security Contractors Shooting Up Iraqi Drivers
Sean Rayment. The Telegraph, 27 November 2005.

Contractors, Military in 'Bidding War'
Matt Kelley. USA Today, 31 July 2005.

Tension, Confusion Between Troops, Contractors in Iraq
Josh White and Griff Witte. Washington Post, 10 July 2005.

DoD Cannot Ensure Its Oversight of Contractors Under Foreign Influence Is Sufficient
Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, July 2005 (.pdf file).

Interagency Contracting
GAO, 29 April 2005(.pdf file).

US Legal Legacy for Iraqi Economy
Beck Branford. BBC News, 07 April 2005.

Justice: Iraq Fraud Can Be Tried in U.S.
Matt Kelley. The Associated Press, 01 April 2005. Posted on the San Francisco Gate website.

Now You See It: An Audit of KBR
Erik Eckholm. New York Times, 20 March 2005.

Iraq: Frequently Asked Questions About Contracting
Valerie Bailey Grasso. CRS Report for Congress, 18 March 2005 (.pdf file).

Halliburton Overcharged $108 Million, Report Says
Erik Eckholm. New York Times, 15 March 2005.

Rumsfeld Asked for Contract Details
Walter F. Roche Jr. Los Angeles Times, 04 March 2005. Posted on the Fairuse website.

Firms Tap Latin Americans for Iraq
Danna Harman. Christian Science Monitor, 03 March 2005.

Flaws Reported in Screening Subcontractors for Iraq Prisons
Michael Janofsky. New York Times, 26 February 2005.

Company's Work in Iraq Profited Bush's Uncle
Walter F. Roche Jr. Los Angeles Times, 23 February 2005. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Dollar Shift The Iraq War and the Changing Face of Pentagon Contracting
William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan. World Policy Institute, February 2005.

Windfalls of War: Post-War Contractors Ranked by Total Contract Value in Iraq and Afghanistan
Center for Public Integrity, 8 August 2004.

$1.9 Billion of Iraq's Money Goes to U.S. Contractors
Ariana Eunjung Cha. Washington Post, 04 August 2004.

Contractors: Iraq
Windfalls of War, Center for Public Integrity, 28 May 2004.

Outsourcing Blame
William D. Hartung. Tom Paine, 21 May 2004.

Security Companies:  Shadow Soldiers in Iraq
David Barstow. New York Times, 19 April 2004. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Warriors for Hire in Iraq
Peter W. Singer. Salon.com, 15 April 2004. Posted on the Brookings Institution website.

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces (2006-current)
3. Military Ops & Forces (Articles from 2002-2005)
4. The Surge
5. Civilian Casualties
6. Humanitarian Crisis & Human Rights
7. International Law
8. Regional Repercussions
9. US Politics & Public Opinion
10. World Reaction
11. Media Coverage
12. Postwar Governance (2006-current)
13. Postwar Governance (Articles from 2002-2005)
14. Reconstruction & Economics
15. Oil
16. Foreign Contractors
17. Iraqi Politics & Groups
18. Insurgency
19. Iraqi Armed Forces
20. Iraqi Opinion & Media
21. Prisoner Abuse
22. Weapon Inspections
23. Cost of War
24. Intelligence Failure
25. Permanent Basing
26. Secret British Memos
27. Withdrawal
28. Fallujah

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