All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Iraq War’

Chris Kyle Film Split America: What Side Are You On?

Chris Kyle and the Clint Eastwood biopic of him, American Sniper, have been in the public eye in recent weeks. The movie has become quite the hot button, famous for its divisive nature among American citizens. The movie itself follows Bradley Cooper as famed sniper Chris Kyle during his tours in the Iraq war and his struggles at home. There …

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ISIS Leader’s Aide Killed During Airstrike

The Iraq Defense Ministry on Thursday confirmed that a top aid to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has died. According to an Al Arabiya report, the aide is believed to have died during a U.S. airstrike on Mosul. Two other top ISIS officials were also killed in the attack, including …

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Sanborn Fined Over Iraq Map Outsourcing

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that the Sanborn Map Company has been fined $2.1 million over false contract claims it submitted with regards to its Army Corps of Engineers contracts in Iraq. According to the DOJ, Sanborn was contracted to produce convoy route maps for U.S. Marines and other forces in Iraq from 2005 to 2011. Though Sanborn …

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U.S. Sues KBR Over False Military Contract Claims

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) today announced that it is suing Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) and two Kuwaiti companies for providing false claims as part of a contract to provide logistical support for the U.S. Army in Iraq. The Kuwaiti companies were subcontracted by KBR to fulfill its contract duties in Iraq. The lawsuit alleges that KBR, La …

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Fall of Fallujah Spawns Debate Over Who Is To Blame

Fallujah is one of multiple cities in Iraq that proved to be bloody, cruel battlegrounds for US soldiers looking to secure the area from militants back in 2004. The fighting that took place in Fallujah was some of the most intense since Vietnam, but barely ten years after US Marines were able to secure the city from militants, an unfortunate …

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Justice Dept. Brings New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting

The AP via ABC News reported yesterday that the U.S. Justice Department has brought charges against four ex-contractors from Blackwater Worldwide over a 2007 shooting that left between 14 and 17 civilians dead. Although the four contractors involved had been previously charged in 2008 with manslaughter and weapons violations, those charges were dropped when a federal judge ruled the Justice …

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