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From what I've read here and there, the Blackwater forces are a bunch of overpaid incompetents.  This is not because the people are bad, as many of them are ex-military types looking to cash in, but because the structure and organization of the force renders it ineffective as a proper fighting unit, and because they are not backed up by heavy weaponry.  It may seem passe, but grenades, mortars, and heavy artillery make a huge difference, to say nothing of armor and air support.
by Zwackus on Sat Aug 16th, 2008 at 01:11:34 AM EST
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