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Fortune: Blackwater's makeoverupdated: Mon May 17 2010 06:12:00

Blackwater wants you to forget everything you've ever heard about it: The 2007 shootings at Nisour Square in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, the allegations of bribery and weapons violations, the relations with Iraqis that deteriorated so badly the company was kicked out of the country altogether. A year ago the military contractor adopted a new name, Xe (pronounced zee, and short for the inert gas xenon), and a new CEO, Joseph Yorio.

Blackwater's Prince raising concern in Washingtonupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 10:42:00

There's a lot of head-scratching at the CIA over an article in Vanity Fair magazine that dubs Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious private military contractor Blackwater, a "tycoon, contractor, soldier, spy."

Bolani: 'Blackwater has a problem'updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 02:07:00

Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani on the Blackwater period in the country.

Analysis: Blackwater has longstanding ties to CIAupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 23:32:00

The private military contractor formerly known as Blackwater has held classified contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency for nearly a decade, but an allegation that the contractor was part of a secret CIA program to kill al Qaeda operatives -- if true -- would take the relationship to a whole new level.

Ex-guards' statements implicate Blackwater founder in Iraq crimesupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 23:14:00

Two former Blackwater employees have made statements against Blackwater Worldwide and its founder Erik Prince, accusing the security company and its former CEO of murder and other serious crimes in Iraq, according to court documents filed this week.

War zone contractors likely here to stayupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 13:56:00

The company formerly known as Blackwater, now called Xe much to its chagrin, has been at the center of the contractor debate for years.

Excerpt: Inside the Falluja massacreupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 11:59:00

March 31, 2004, started early for the four men and the convoy they were escorting. Their differences set aside for the time being, the men hopped into their Pajeros and pulled out, heading to the heart of Falluja.

Excerpt: Inside Blackwater's mission in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 17:08:00

The group would be met by a Blackwater security team in Kabul, Afghanistan. They would be escorted from one meeting to another with employees of the Department of State, the CIA, and the Department of Defense. Erik Prince wanted to know how his company was being perceived half a world away from the Washington media.

Contractors involved in shooting are virtual prisoners, attorney saysupdated: Sat May 16 2009 22:18:00

Four security contractors under investigation by the U.S. military for a shooting in Afghanistan are being held against their will by their former employer, their lawyer told CNN on Saturday.

Contractors under investigationupdated: Sat May 16 2009 22:18:00

U.S. military investigates contractors suspected of drinking and shooting Afghan civilians. Chris Lawrence reports.

U.S. investigates Afghan shooting by military contractorsupdated: Fri May 15 2009 21:19:00

The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating a group of military contractors who shot and wounded two Afghan civilians in Kabul earlier this month, according to the military.

Moms of slain Blackwater contractors speak on anniversaryupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 12:43:00

Donna Zovko will have to wait to travel to Falluja to see where her son died in one of the Iraq war's most infamous attacks.

Blackwater founder, CEO resignsupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 14:56:00

Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm, announced Monday he has resigned as head of the company, recently renamed Xe.

Mom to Blackwater: Why?updated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:21:00

Donna Zovko says her message to Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is "Tell the truth." Blackwater's Erik Prince now says he's willing to meet with her.

Mom: My son was mutilated and I want answersupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:21:00

Donna Zovko walks to her son's grave. Tears stream down her face and she begins trembling amid a steady rain. She kisses her right hand and with it strokes her boy's headstone.

Blackwater's Princeupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 22:27:00

Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talks to CNN's Suzanne Simons about the future of his company.

Rice to get briefing as team returns from Blackwater probe updated: Wed Oct 17 2007 14:22:00

A State Department team is back in Washington after more than two weeks in Baghdad investigating diplomatic security practices, including the use of private security firms such as Blackwater USA, a department spokesman said.

Dad: Blackwater blew up son's and wife's 'skulls'updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 11:28:00

Haythem could only recognize his oldest boy from his tall and slim physique as well as what was left of his shoes. His son's head had been blown away, his body charred beyond recognition. His wife of more than 20 years was torn apart.

Father mourns wife and sonupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 11:28:00

A doctor who lost his wife and son in the Blackwater shooting incident speaks to CNN's Alessio Vinci.

Blackwater chief: Guards were 'definitely' fired onupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 00:14:00

The head of Blackwater USA on Sunday rejected a mounting series of reports suggesting the private contractor's security guards opened fire on innocent Iraqi civilians last month.

Security guards blamed in deathsupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 09:12:00

Iraqi government says two women were killed by private security guards escorting a convoy through Baghdad. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.

Blackwater chief testifiesupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 19:52:00

Blackwater USA Chairman Erik Prince testifies before a House committee about his embattled security firm.

Mom: Blackwater should never forget my boyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 19:52:00

Katy Helvenston never wants Blackwater or America to forget her boy. Scott Helvenston was a decorated Navy man who, at age 17, became one of the youngest Navy SEALs in U.S. history.

Blackwater CEO's opening statementupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:23:00

Erik Prince, the chairman and CEO of Blackwater USA, appeared Tuesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Blackwater contractor wrote government report on incidentupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:00:00

The State Department's initial report of last month's incident in which Blackwater guards were accused of killing Iraqi civilians was written by a Blackwater contractor working in the embassy security detail, according to government and industry sources. Blackwater Plans a Fierce Defenseupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 00:00:00

The security company's chief will tell a House committee that it is effective in a difficult climate. Will Democrats buy it?

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