Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

Cheap help from Uganda

[Translate] Slaves to the private military in Iraq Cheap help from Uganda Private security firms won lucrative contracts to supply support staff and security guards to back up US forces in Iraq. They recruited Ugandans and pushed them to the … Continue reading

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Private Security Contractor Afghanistan

[Translate] Private Security Contractor Afghanistan   Original Synopsis May 06, 2012 9:25 am Solicitation Number: H92237-12-R-0105 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: May 06, 2012 9:25 am   ***ONLY CONTRACTORS THAT HOLD A CURRENT AFGHANISTAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR PERSONAL SECURITY … Continue reading

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U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Afghan Insurgents

[Translate] U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Afghan Insurgents Posted by Malou Innocent Less than a week after President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan and proclaimed, “We broke the Taliban’s momentum,” the chairs of the Senate and House intelligence committees … Continue reading

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Hearing Transcript – Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012

[Translate] Federal News Service April 17, 2012 Tuesday Hearing of the Contracting Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subject: “Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012” Chaired by: Senate Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Witnesses: Senator Jim … Continue reading

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U.S. Officials Envision Small Footprint In Afghanistan After Fighting Stops

[Translate] Inside Defense SITREP April 23, 2012 U.S. Officials Envision Small Footprint In Afghanistan After Fighting Stops Posted on InsideDefense.com: April 20, 2012 With U.S.-led combat operations in Afghanistan slated to ramp down next year, State and Defense department officials … Continue reading

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FORM 8-K: KBR FILES CURRENT REPORT

[Translate] US Fed News May 6, 2012 Sunday 1:31 PM EST FORM 8-K: KBR FILES CURRENT REPORT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, May 6 — KBR Inc., Houston, files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3. State or … Continue reading

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Financial Analyst to be Deployed to Audit USAID/Afghanistan

[Translate] Financial Analyst to be Deployed to Audit USAID/Afghanistan An analyst tasked with auditing governmental and nongovernmental financial documents is being sought by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to fill a contractor post in Afghanistan. The selected contractor … Continue reading

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America’s Shame: The U.S. Government’s Human Trafficking Dilemma

[Translate] May 07, 2012 America’s Shame: The U.S. Government’s Human Trafficking Dilemma By JOE NEWMAN For Vinnie Tuivaga, the offer was the answer to a prayer: A job in a luxury hotel in Dubai–the so-called Las Vegas of the Persian … Continue reading

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McKeon: U.S. troops should guard U.S. bases

[Translate] McKeon: U.S. troops should guard U.S. bases By Rick Maze – Staff writer Posted : Monday May 7, 2012 13:47:23 EDT Private guards and Afghan personnel would be prohibited from providing security for U.S. troops in Afghanistan unless they … Continue reading

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Warren Weinstein: How the USAID Worker Was Kidnapped (Video)

[Translate] Warren Weinstein: How the USAID Worker Was Kidnapped (Video) May 7, 2012 1:15 PM EDT In a shocking video released Sunday, a 70-year-old American who was kidnapped in Pakistan last year begs Obama to save him. Matthew DeLuca on … Continue reading

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