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Company formerly known as Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, changes names again

Maybe the name Xe Services LLC didn't just didn't catch on the way the company wanted or perhaps Blackwater was just the stronger brand -- albeit best known for high-profile scandals in the Iraq war. Either way, the security services contractor is changing its name again, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Newly rechristened as Academi, company president and CEO Ted Wright told WSJ the new name and new logo signal how the company aims to be "boring." Wright said the company will focus on regulatory compliance and contract management.

Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 13, 2011 at 7:21 PM


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Thu, Dec 15, 2011 SoutheastUS

The best defense against the global terrorism threat is to increase the number of special forces black ops (preferably funded by stealing money from the drug cartels in the middle east and Afghanistan so it is totally "off the books") taking out the terrorist leaders wherever they are accross the globe. Eliminate all the brains of the organization and the fingers and toes of the organization eventually stop working. Unfortunately such an approach to the control (hopefully defeat) of terrorism means the families of the brave soldiers lost in such operations must never know the true nature of their loss. Instead, they must wonder how the military can allow such incompetence in vehicle/airframe maintence or inadequate safeguards during training exercises that their loved ones were killed in a "peaceful" area [not where they were really killed].

Wed, Dec 14, 2011

[quote] Wright said the company will focus on regulatory compliance and contract management.[/quote]

They are no longer under the immunity shadow in Iraq so they can’t treat it as their own private human hunting grounds/ shouting gallery, place for Christians to get off on killing Muslims, whatever. One could easily assume they are the primary reason the troops couldn’t get immunity and therefore why the armed forces are leaving. Alternatively, you can blame it on the government for not maintaining discipline over the mercenaries they invited into the occupied territories. For insight into this read the full text of the Deceleration of Independence.

Wed, Dec 14, 2011

AH! A horse of another feather is created.

Wed, Dec 14, 2011 Mel

A Wolf in Sheep's clothing is still a Wolf

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