episode of abuses

The Bush-Cheney private sector military fiasco:

Blackwater Worldwide created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, according to Congressional investigators and former Blackwater officials.

Since 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency awarded up to $600 million in classified contracts to Blackwater and its affiliates.