Blackwater Training for Canadian Troops Was Unauthorized

The controversial firm didn't have approval from the U.S. State Department


OTTAWA — Canadian troops and police were trained for two years by the international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater without the permission of the U.S. State Department.

The revelation is contained in U.S. federal court records, unsealed in North Carolina as part of a $7.5 million settlement of criminal charges against the company now called Academi LLC.