Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

Cop shop: Crisis-hit Greece rents police for €30 per hour

[Translate] Cop shop: Crisis-hit Greece rents police for €30 per hour Published: 10 April, 2012, 19:10 Greece is offering a ‘cop-for-hire’ service, renting out policemen for €30 per hour, plus €10 if you want a police car too. It triggered … Continue reading

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Contractor Pleads Guilty for Selling Military Equipment on Iraq Black Market

[Translate] Contractor Pleads Guilty for Selling Military Equipment on Iraq Black Market A former U.S. civilian contractor has pleaded guilty in Northern Carolina for conspiring to steal military generators last year in Iraq and attempting to sell them on the … Continue reading

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Overseas contractor returns to challenges

[Translate] Overseas contractor returns to challenges By NICOLE WESKERNA – nweskerna@shawmedia.com Created: Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:11 p.m. CDT Scott Joyner, pictured at Hopkins Park on Wednesday, wears a shemagh scarf around his neck. When he … Continue reading

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Private security to fight pirates?

[Translate] Private security to fight pirates? 12 April 2012 – 08:19 By Shaun Ryan There is a possibility that foreign security companies could be brought into South Africa to protect merchant ships from pirates. Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the … Continue reading

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UN Used Mercenaries in Congo, ICP Proves, As Ban Stonewalls, Deal with Museveni

[Translate] UN Used Mercenaries in Congo, ICP Proves, As Ban Stonewalls, Deal with Museveni   By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, April 11, updated April 12 — The UN uses private military contractors or mercenaries, in the Congo for example, … Continue reading

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After a Decade at War, ‘Soft Power’ Industry Returns to Its Roots

[Translate] 4/11/2012 After a Decade at War, ‘Soft Power’ Industry Returns to Its Roots The $20 billion a year “stability operations” market is expected to drop off as the United States scales back its involvement in Afghanistan and Congress calls … Continue reading

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Putin Backs Private Defense Company Idea

[Translate] Putin Backs Private Defense Company Idea 18:03 11/04/2012 MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin on Wednesday supported the idea of private defense companies that would provide protection services and military training programs abroad … Continue reading

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Former Employee of Government Contractor Sentenced in Oklahoma for Child Pornography Offense

[Translate] Former Employee of Government Contractor Sentenced in Oklahoma for Child Pornography Offense U.S. Department of Justice April 11, 2012 Office of Public Affairs (202) 514-2007/TDD (202) 514-1888 WASHINGTON—A former employee of a government contractor was sentenced today to 27 … Continue reading

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Our Silent Partners: Private Security Contractors in Iraq

[Translate] Our Silent Partners: Private Security Contractors in Iraq by Colin Jones Journal Article | April 11, 2012 On April 4, 2004, a gun battle broke out between Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia, Jaish al-Mahdi, and a group of men guarding a … Continue reading

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A Triple Play on Improving Oversight for Better Contracting

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ A Triple Play on Improving Oversight for Better Contracting Posted: 04/11/2012 2:30 pm Recently the Center for American Progress released a trifecta of reports that anybody interested in military … Continue reading

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