Thursday, September 27, 2007
Oversight Committee Releases Report on Blackwater Incident in Fallujah
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On February 7, 2007, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to on performance and accountability of private military contractors in Iraq. The hearing included the examination of one prominent case study: a pivotal event of the Iraq War in which four Blackwater USA security contractors were ambushed and killed in Fallujah on March 31, 2004, while escorting a convoy. The Committee has since pursued a thorough investigation, and has just released its findings based on eye-witness accounts, unclassified investigative reports, and other evidence — much of it obtained and discovered despite fierce resistance from Blackwater.
Read the Full Report: Private Military Contractors in Iraq - An Examination of Blackwater's Actions in Fallujah (pdf) >>