Controversial Commando Wins Iraq Contract

Posted By: March 29, 2013

by Pratap Chatterjee, Special to CorpWatch, June 9th, 2004 ( Occupation authorities in Iraq have awarded a $293 million contract effectively creating the world’s largest private army to a company headed by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer, a former officer with the Scots Guard, an elite regiment of the British military, who has been investigated for […]

Irish- American Anger over Iraq defense contract

Posted By: March 29, 2013

Irish Echo. August 4-10, 2004 By Ray O’Hanlon President Bush is being urged to cancel an Iraq security contract that involves a onetime British army officer linked to the death of a man in northern Ireland. The death of Peter McBride, shot dead by two members of the Scots Guards regiment, remains one of […]

Senators Protest To Rumsfeld

Posted By: March 29, 2013

August 25, 2004 Honorable Donald Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense Room 3E880 The Pentagon Washington, D.C. 20301 Dear Secretary Rumsfeld: We are writing to request you to ask the Inspector General to investigate a $293 million Iraq security contract given troubling concerns that recently have come to light. The contract, which we understand is the largest […]

More Trouble for Spicer Contract

Posted By: March 29, 2013

U.S. Senators Join Caucus Campaign to Block Deal CAPITOL HILL. August 30, 2004 — Presidential Candidate John Kerry, Senators Teddy Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd and Charles Schumer have lent their support to a campaign launched by the Irish National Caucus to have the U.S Separtment of Defence cancel a contract it, incredibly, gave to […]

Security firm’s $293m deal under scrutiny

Posted By: March 29, 2013

By Charles M. Sennott, Boston Globe, June 22, 2004 LONDON — A private British firm that won a $293 million contract from the Pentagon for coordinating security in Iraq is headed by a retired British commando with a reputation for illicit arms deals in Africa and for commanding a murderous military unit in Northern Ireland, […]

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