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Blackwater Guard Found Guilty of Murder

A federal jury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday found former Blackwater guard Nicholas Slatten guilty of one count of first-degree murder for his role in a 2007 massacre in Iraq that left at least 31 Iraqi civilians dead or wounded. This was the third attempt by prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in the District of Columbia. Slatten was convicted of murder in 2014 and sentenced to life imprisonment, but in 2017, the D.C.


Trial Preview: Third Attempt to Convict Blackwater Guard for 2007 Massacre of Iraqi Civilians

The third criminal trial of Blackwater guard Nicholas Slatten for his role in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre begins Monday, Nov. 5, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before Judge Royce Lamberth. Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 and sentenced to life imprisonment, but in 2017 the D.C.

Foreign Policy Essay

The Other Battle in Iraq

Editor’s Note: The last year saw a rare bit of good news in Iraq, as the government there expelled much of the Islamic State from its territory. However, many problems plague the country. Douglas Ollivant of New America warns that the Iraqi government now must take on a far more pernicious foe: corruption. He details the problems this causes in Iraq and offers ideas on how to reduce it.


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