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The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater

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Blackwater, the infamous private army, has changed their name to Xe (pronounced “Zee”).  The company is undergoing massive change as they adapt to the new reality of a more sovereign Iraq and a Democrat running the White House. A corporate rebranding is a clear way to try to break free of past misdeeds. However, is this a sign that private mercenaries will have little role in foreign conflicts, and if so, how will the Obama administration rebuild a broken military among other competing priorities (economy, economy, economy, etc)?

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Written by currancomment

February 15, 2009 at 5:38 pm

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