State Dept. Agents Say Jobs Were Threatened Investigators in IG Office Were Told Not to Cooperate With Probe of Their Boss, House Panel Alleges By Glenn Kessler and Karen DeYoung Washington PostTwo career investigators in the office of State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard have charged that they were threatened with firing […]
State Dept. Intercedes in Blackwater Probe A House panel reveals a letter telling the firm not to disclose information about its Iraq operations without the administration’s OK.
WASHINGTON — The State Department has interceded in a congressional investigation of Blackwater USA , the private security firm accused of killing Iraqi civilians last […]
The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]
Arms dealer reportedly flew into Iraq
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — An arms trafficker wanted by the U.S. government received $60 million for moving supplies into Iraq for the U.S. military, a new book says.
“Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Plans, and the Man Who Makes War Possible” by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun is […]
Federal No-Bid Contracts On Rise
Use of Favored Firms A Common ShortcutUnder pressure from the White House and Congress to deliver a long-delayed plan last year, officials at the Department of Homeland Security‘s counter-narcotics office took a shortcut that has become common at federal agencies: They hired help through a no-bid contract. […]