Breaking: Blackwater Operators Violated ‘Use of Deadly Force’ Rules

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According to the New York Times, FBI investigators have concluded that at least 14 of 17 Iraqis killed by Blackwater operators in a Baghdad traffic circle on September 16 were victims of unlawful shootings. The Times story is based on information from civilian and military officials recently briefed on the case. Full story here.

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