Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

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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Pentagon defends millions to contractor despite unpaid taxes

[Translate] Pentagon defends millions to contractor despite unpaid taxes By Tom Vanden Brook and Ray Locker, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The tax problems of the military’s top propaganda contractor in Afghanistan would not have prevented the Pentagon from awarding it … Continue reading

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US Mission Iraq: No Iraqi Visas Issued to USG Security Personnel Since December?

[Translate] April 16, 2012 1:50 am · 1:50 am US Mission Iraq: No Iraqi Visas Issued to USG Security Personnel Since December? The Iraq Travel Warning dated January 19, 2012 says that “the ability of the Embassy to respond to situations … Continue reading

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Fluor Awarded New LOGCAP IV Task Order in Africa

[Translate] Business Wire April 10, 2012 Tuesday 8:33 PM GMT Fluor Awarded New LOGCAP IV Task Order in Africa IRVING, Texas Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the U.S. Army awarded the company a new Task Order to perform … Continue reading

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Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part II

[Translate] Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part II Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:25 By Charles M Smith and Dina Rasor, Truthout | News Analysis (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)In last week’s column, we discussed KBR’s main support contract for … Continue reading

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Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part I

[Translate] Self-Dealing and the War Service Industry, Part I Thursday, 05 April 2012 09:38 By Charles M Smith and Dina Rasor, Truthout | Solutions (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) On April 19, 2007, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Yesterday in Doe v. Rumsfeld [Updated]

[Translate] Hard National Security Choices Oral Argument Yesterday in Doe v. Rumsfeld [Updated] By Alan Rozenshtein Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM The D.C. Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in Doe v. Rumsfeld (11-5209), a Bivens case brought by … Continue reading

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Can the Military Court-Martial Civilian Contractors?: Reflections on the Oral Argument in United States v. Ali

[Translate] Hard National Security Choices Can the Military Court-Martial Civilian Contractors?: Reflections on the Oral Argument in United States v. Ali By Steve Vladeck Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM Pardon the interruption from the wall-to-wall Nashiri coverage, but … Continue reading

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