66 companies want Blackwater protection from pirates

By David Edwards
Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:24 EDT
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In the last twelve days, nine ships have been been hijacked by pirates. The U.S. State Department says that shipping companies need to do more to protect their vessels. 66 shipping companies have approached Blackwater about using their services. Fox’s Jennifer Griffin talked with Blackwater CEO Erik Prince who explained how his company can provide private security services for shipping.

This video is from Fox’s Happening Now, broadcast Nov. 20, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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