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Islamabad - US private security outfit Blackwater has begun to expand its presence in Karachi port city in the backdrop of the Peshawar debacle last month when Craig Davis a suspected operative of the US company was caught red handed involved in objectionable activities.
Well-placed sources told The Nation on Monday that Blackwater, which has been operating in the region including in Afghanistan and Pakistan under different names, is believed to have hired on rent at least seven private houses in posh Defence area of Karachi port city.
Source : Blackwater Tactical Weekly
Committee Approves FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill
September 14, 2009
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations bill.
I. Summary: FY 2010 Defense Appropriations
* Provides $636.3 billion in new discretionary spending authority for the Department of Defense for functions under the Defense Subcommittee's jurisdiction, including $128.2 billion for overseas contingency operations
* Recommendation is $3.9 billion below the President's FY 2010 budget request
* Provides $4 billion in General Transfer Authority