Obama has yet to mention what of the private armies still operating in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places. Looking through today’s main headlines about Blackwater, an interesting note was found. Not too surprising, but interesting…-ed
full article: AP
WASHINGTON – When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA.
But the CIA’s use of the private contractor as part of its now-abandoned plan to dispatchskirted concerns now re-emerging with recent disclosures about Blackwater’s role.
The former senior CIA official said that close to a dozen Blackwater “surrogates” were recruited to join theprogram. The recruits, the former official said, were not told they were working for the CIA.The official did not know how Blackwater found them.
The program reportedly cost millions of dollars over an eight-year span. A precise figure is not available because of the agency’s classified budget.