Briefly, the Zapata Engineering vs USMC clash may be over. From the Washington Post comes Navy Won’t File Charges in Iraq Contractor Fracas.
Military investigators said yesterday that they will not file any charges after completing their investigation into an incident in Iraq last May in which a group of Marines alleged they had been fired on by U.S. security contractors….
These men did nothing wrong. They were forced out of the country by the
Marines who in fact had engaged in conduct that was abusive to our own
citizens," Myers said. "I’m pleased that whatever cloud that was
hanging over those men is now removed, even if the Marine Corps will
not admit it made a mistake."
Apparently, the NCIS closed the case a long time ago, but the news is just surfacing now.