Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

Cost of security in Afghanistan to rise sharply – report

[Translate] Cost of security in Afghanistan to rise sharply – report By Jennifer Rowland Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 8:43 AM Words of warning: The acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), Steven J. Trent, sent a letter to the … Continue reading

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Federal Eye: Keeping Tabs On The Government

[Translate] Washington Post March 29, 2012 Pg. B4 Federal Eye: Keeping Tabs On The Government Regarding Defense… At a time when cuts in federal jobs are being considered on Capitol Hill, a group of lawmakers has said that an existing … Continue reading

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U.S. to pay more for Afghan security guards, auditor says

[Translate] U.S. to pay more for Afghan security guards, auditor says By Ernesto Londoño, Published: March 28 KABUL — The cost of providing security for U.S. development work in Afghanistan will increase sharply as program managers are forced to rely on … Continue reading

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Former Department of Defense Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking $99,000 in Bribes

[Translate] Former Department of Defense Employee Sentenced to Prison for Taking $99,000 in Bribes Defendant Worked in Afghanistan Supporting U.S. Military Effort U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2012 Northern District of Georgia (404) 581-6000 ATLANTA—DESI DEANDRE WADE, 40, of Climax, … Continue reading

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PMSC Bulletin: Issue number 2

[Translate] PMSC Bulletin Issue number 2 – 26 Mar 2012 Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments The items included here are from September 2011 to March 2012. 1. Key alleged abuses by PMSCs … Continue reading

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Good Intentions Gone Awry at Veritas

[Translate] Good Intentions Gone Awry at Veritas Veritas Worldwide Solutions “was formed with the idea of providing training to the United States military and law enforcement forces.” San Diegans were shocked last December when local headlines linked prominent South Bay … Continue reading

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Countering piracy: what are the rights and obligations of states and private security providers?

[Translate] Countering piracy: what are the rights and obligations of states and private security providers? MONDAY 30 – WEDNESDAY 01 FEB 2012 LOCATION: WISTON HOUSE Intro Public international law applicable to counter-piracy operations by states is complex and fragmented. In … Continue reading

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PMSC Bulletin Issue 1

[Translate] PMSC Bulletin Issue number 1 – 16 Sep 2011 Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights – recent developments The items included here are from August 2010 to August 2011.

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