Black Water Gets Afghan Contract

Surprise surprise, the private war profiting company formerly known as Black Water has got its grubby hands over another lucrative contract out of the violence and mayhem in Afghanistan:

Part of the company once known as Blackwater Worldwide has been

awarded a more than $120 million contract to protect new U.S. consulates

in the Afghan cities of Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif, the U.S. Embassy said


The United States Training Center, a business unit of

the former Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was awarded the contract

Friday, embassy spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.

The company won

the contract over two other American firms — Triple Canopy and DynCorps

International, she said. The one-year contract can be extended twice for

three months each for a maximum of 18 months.

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