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Blackwater game aims for fun, not controversy

In the world of video games, realism reigns supreme, but the makers of a game based on the infamous private security firm Blackwater are intentionally steering clear of it.Full story

Blackwater founder trains Somali troops

Erik Prince, whose former company Blackwater Worldwide became synonymous with the use of private U.S. security forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, has quietly taken on a new role in helping to train troops in lawless Somalia. Full story

Commando in exile: What happened to Blackwater CEO?

  Robert Young Pelton of Men’s Journal – who spent a month with the since-renamed group in 2004 and profiles former CEO Erik Prince in the publication’s latest issue – joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss role that private contractors play in Iraq and beyond.

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  Blackwater or Murder, Inc.?

Aug. 5: The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill talks about the mounting allegations against Blackwater founder Erik Prince including illegally dealing arms in Iraq when he was supposedly protecting Americans in the country.

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Erik Prince, Founder and CEO of Blackwater Worldwide is seen at Blackwater's offices in Moyock, N.C., Monday, July 21, 2008. Blackwater plans a shift away from the private security business that brought unwelcome attention following a deadly shooting in Baghdad last year. Blackwater executives say t