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Memo #2 - Wesley Palmer Dr VanGilder Memo #2 Shady Water...

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Wesley Palmer Dr VanGilder Memo #2 Shady Water Blackwater was founded in 1997 to provide training and operational solutions to support security and peace. The company is founded by a former navy seal, Alvin Konra, who believed that at times our government may need additional resources to keep our country secure. Over the past year Blackwater guards, have come under increased scrutiny, the first was a Sept. 16 shooting incident in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqis dead. More recently, an internal issue has been plaguing the company for recruiting an advisory board member who is the brother of the State Department's top watchdog. As with all the other issues that, the private security company responded with its trademark defiance, saying the arrangement doesn't pose any ethical concerns. Laws prohibit contractors from paying or otherwise benefiting a spouse or a child of a government-contracting official. According to sources, the state department has asked White House officials to watch Alvin’s brother, Howard, performance because of these allegations and the embarrassment it brings to Backwater or the bush administration. i
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course BE 204 taught by Professor Vangilder during the Fall '07 term at Ursinus.

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Memo #2 - Wesley Palmer Dr VanGilder Memo #2 Shady Water...

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