Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

The Code Is More What You’d Call ‘Guidelines’

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ The Code Is More What You’d Call ‘Guidelines’ Posted: 05/ 3/2012 11:53 am You may recall that in the past I’ve not been what you would call enthused about … Continue reading

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A Morally Reprehensible Problem

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ A Morally Reprehensible Problem Posted: 05/03/12 11:38 AM ET I confess: I have an interest in an unseemly topic. Last year I coauthored a report on the subject and … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Taliban To Target Contractors In This Year’s Spring Offensive

[Translate] Afghanistan: Taliban To Target Contractors In This Year’s Spring Offensive You know, this makes a lot of sense strategically speaking. With the introduction of the APPF, that is the weak spot of the west. That clients are being protected … Continue reading

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Senators Call For Contractor Cuts To Match DoD Workforce Cuts

[Translate] FederalTimes.com May 1, 2012 Senators Call For Contractor Cuts To Match DoD Workforce Cuts By Sarah Chacko Twenty-six Democratic senators are pressing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to cap the number of contract employees it relies on if the Defense … Continue reading

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Army Procurement Switch Puts Boot Into Afghan Dream

[Translate] Reuters.com May 3, 2012 Army Procurement Switch Puts Boot Into Afghan Dream By Rob Taylor, Reuters KABUL — Gazing glumly over millions of dollars worth of machinery which used to churn out thousands of police and army boots each … Continue reading

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Que Curioso! U.S. Army Cultural Advisers Now Eyeing Mexico

[Translate] Que Curioso! U.S. Army Cultural Advisers Now Eyeing Mexico By Noah Shachtman May 2, 2012 1:56 pm Back in 2006, the U.S. Army began a controversial program to send cultural specialists to unfamiliar warzones. Now the Human Terrain System … Continue reading

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