But we can't be too surprised. After all, this is the company whose president is implicated in murder.
Jeremy Scahill will have a piece on this today at The Nation (I'll update this post when it becomes available) and I'm sure it will offer more than the New York Times piece.
For now, here's the NYT:
Executives from Blackwater, which has generated controversy because of its aggressive tactics in Iraq, helped the spy agency with planning, training and surveillance. The C.I.A. spent several million dollars on the program, which did not successfully capture or kill any terrorist suspects.
The fact that the C.I.A. used an outside company for the program was a major reason that Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A.’s director, became alarmed and called an emergency meeting in June to tell Congress that the agency had withheld details of the program for seven years, the officials said.
Read the full report here.
UPDATE: Here is a link to Jeremy Scahill's story at The Nation.