Daily Archives: March 14, 2012

Our Secret American Security State

[Translate] Our Secret American Security State February 9, 2012 Steve Coll Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin Little, Brown, 296 pp., $27.99 … What is the American intelligence … Continue reading

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Police privatisation: dozens of firms register interest in £1.5bn contract

[Translate] Police privatisation: dozens of firms register interest in £1.5bn contract Surrey and West Midlands forces invite bids for services including investigating crimes and detaining suspects Alan Travis, home affairs editor guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 13 March 2012 07.39 EDT Delegates from … Continue reading

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KBR’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

[Translate]   KBR’s CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript February 23, 2012  |  about: KBR Presentation Q&A Participants KBR (KBR) Q4 2011 Earnings Call February 23, 2012 9:00 AM ET Operator Good day, and welcome to the … Continue reading

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[Translate] Ministry restricts oil company security By Ben Lando of Iraq Oil Report Published March 14, 2012 The Oil Ministry has instructed subcontractors to the foreign oil companies operating in southern Iraq to stop using private security firms, and instead … Continue reading

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What Isn’t for Sale?

[Translate] What Isn’t for Sale? Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag society. By Michael J. Sandel There are some things money can’t buy—but … Continue reading

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Christopher Thomas Mayer

[Translate] Christopher Thomas Mayer Director, Contractor Standards and Compliance Mr. Christopher Mayer is the Director, Contractor Standards and Compliance in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support). His primary responsibility is to develop policy and manage … Continue reading

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Justice Department alleges kickback scheme tied to Iraq munitions disposal contracts

[Translate] Justice Department alleges kickback scheme tied to Iraq munitions disposal contracts Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 5:57 PM     By Brian Lawson, The Huntsville Times HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A series of multi-million contracts for munitions disposal in Iraq were … Continue reading

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Americans In Afghanistan Likely Causing More Corruption Than They Stop

[Translate] 31.Jan.2012 Americans In Afghanistan Likely Causing More Corruption Than They Stop Original Reporting | By Corey Pein Forget the Republican primaries. What do the polls say in Afghanistan? “Afghans themselves see corruption as pervasive; it affects nearly every aspect … Continue reading

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