Investigations

The New Republic: How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline

How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here.  Donald Trump’s plan in Syria is simple: Commit war crimes. Last October, the president unilaterally withdrew most American troops from their positions in Syria. He was convinced to leave only a few soldiers behind by the defense [...]

2020-08-07T15:18:53-04:00August 7th, 2020|In The News, Investigations|

HuffPost: Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them

Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. Nathalie Torres del Castillo dreamed of attending medical school in the United States. But before she started applying to schools, Torres del Castillo, [...]

2020-07-31T10:00:28-04:00July 31st, 2020|In The News, Investigations|

New Republic: How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions A story of Iraqi politics, Pentagon oil contracts, and an ongoing foreign policy disaster Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. The U.S. Department of Justice [...]

2020-07-24T09:25:51-04:00July 24th, 2020|In The News, International, Investigations|

The New Republic: Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas?

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. Why Is the Pentagon Still Paying $10 a Gallon for Gas? Amid a global oil collapse, the military is overpaying politically connected contractors to keep its jets fueled in Iraq. As any American who’s passed a gas station in the past two [...]

The New Republic: Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them

Note: this article, written by our Investigator and Outreach Associate Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. Before the U.S. Bombed Soleimani’s Terrorists, It Bribed Them Other targets of Trump's strikes were “bad dudes” … as well as recipients of American payoffs in the Iraq wars. On January 3, shortly after killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani [...]

2020-01-14T08:24:28-05:00January 13th, 2020|In The News, International, Investigations|