The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater
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)?