Monthly Archives: April 2012

SIGIR Speaks

David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ SIGIR Speaks Today the office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) has released its latest quarterly report. Here is what happening with private contractors in Iraq. As … Continue reading

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As EU Proposes to Shoot 2 Km Into Somalia, No Comment on Halliday Finch

InnerCityPress April 28, 2012 Saturday 10:34 PM EST As EU Proposes to Shoot 2 Km Into Somalia, No Comment on Halliday Finch InnerCity Press By Matthew Russell LeUNITED NATIONS, April 27 — When the European Union held a briefing Friday … Continue reading

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Security firms look to cash in on RNC

Security firms look to cash in on RNC By Justin George, Times Staff Writer In Print: Sunday, April 29, 2012 TAMPA — With the Republican National Convention four months away, restaurants are marketing menus and hotels are advertising amenities. But … Continue reading

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Chapter Twelve

David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Chapter Twelve Posted: 04/29/2012 5:00 pm After ten years of operation by private military and security (PMSC) contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq, what ethical lessons should we draw from their … Continue reading

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Lawmakers challenge the Pentagon’s reliance on service contractors

Lawmakers challenge the Pentagon’s reliance on service contractors By Charles S. Clark April 26, 2012 Cost-cutting moves by the Defense Department that include capping the number of civilian employees at 2010 levels have prompted protests from House and Senate lawmakers … Continue reading

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USA: Fixed-Wing Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front

USA: Fixed-Wing Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front Apr 26, 2012 16:35 EDT Presidential Airways, Inc. of Moyock, NC (now AAR Airlift) uses EADS-CASA 212 and Dash-8 transport aircraft for its work, which is short-haul supply flights in and … Continue reading

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Data at Last, Data at Last: Thank God Almighty, Data at Last (Sort of)

David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Data at Last, Data at Last: Thank God Almighty, Data at Last (Sort of) Posted: 04/26/2012 8:20 am Considering how many times over years I have critiqued the private military … Continue reading

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Maersk Gains From U.S. Military’s $11.5 Billion War Shipments

Bloomberg Government (bgov.com) April 26, 2012 Maersk Gains From U.S. Military’s $11.5 Billion War Shipments By Brendan McGarry The Alliance St. Louis docked at the Port of Beaumont in Texas this month and rolled out 179 armored trucks. Two weeks … Continue reading

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War Profiteer of the Month: DynCorp International

War Profiteer of the Month: DynCorp International 25 Apr 2012 — javier DynCorp does not like to be compared to controversial contractors such as Blackwater and KBR, but the company does exactly what they do. It performs a wide range … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: The Business of War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: The Business of War in Afghanistan 26-04-2012 Al-Akhbar: Since the US invasion in 2001, Afghanistan has seen multiple private armies take control of the country’s security sector. The private security compound was on the outskirts of Kabul. Situated along … Continue reading

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