Daily Archives: May 11, 2012

U.S. Seeks to Calm Terrain Team Controversy

[Translate] U.S. Seeks to Calm Terrain Team Controversy May. 3, 2012 – 04:55PM By BEN IANNOTTA    U.S. Northern Command wants the world to know it has no plans to send U.S. Army human terrain experts to Mexico, and that … Continue reading

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‘Do No Harm’

[Translate] Commentary: ‘Do No Harm’ The controversy over the U.S. Army’s employment of anthropologists in its Human Terrain System seemed to have cooled, yet anthropologists Robert Albro and Hugh Gusterson say their profession still has ethical objections. Apr. 25, 2012 … Continue reading

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South Africa: Addressing Mercenaries and PMSCS in the Defence Review 2012

[Translate] Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane/Pretoria) South Africa: Addressing Mercenaries and PMSCS in the Defence Review 2012 By Sabelo Gumedze, 11 May 2012 analysis For the second time in the history of South Africa’s democracy, all segments of the society … Continue reading

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EU to spend €50mn on private security in Afghanistan

[Translate] EU to spend €50mn on private security in Afghanistan Today @ 09:24 BRUSSELS – The EU’s external action service (EEAS) plans to spend up to €50 million on private security guards for its Afghanistan mission over the next four … Continue reading

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Court Publishes Decision in Contractor Fee Dispute Involving “The Mother of all DFAC Drug Deals”

[Translate] May 10, 2012 Court Publishes Decision in Contractor Fee Dispute Involving “The Mother of all DFAC Drug Deals” By NEIL GORDON The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently unsealed its opinion and order in the nearly four-year fight by … Continue reading

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Insourcing Functions Performed by Federal Contractors: An Overview of the Legal Issues

[Translate] Insourcing Functions Performed by Federal Contractors: An Overview of the Legal Issues Kate M. Manuel Legislative Attorney Jack Maskell Legislative Attorney May 7, 2012 Congressional Research Service 7-5700 www.crs.gov R41810 Insourcing Functions Performed by Federal Contractors: An Overview of … Continue reading

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Eagle Bulk And Trident Identified In Shooting Video

[Translate] Eagle Bulk And Trident Identified In Shooting Video Posted on: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 By: Debbie Source: Lloyd’s List Eagle Bulk Shipping and Trident Group have been identified in a video of armed guards shooting at a pirate skiff … Continue reading

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Private Maritime Security Companies and Civil Liability

[Translate] OP-ED: Private Maritime Security Companies and Civil Liability Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Written By Greg A. Keef Piracy, one of the hottest topics being discussed amongst management teams in today’s Maritime Industry.  The issue of piracy in the Indian Ocean … Continue reading

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Contingency Support Contractors Beware: The Agility Experience

[Translate] Contingency Support Contractors Beware: The Agility Experience 15:28 GMT, May 9, 2012 One of the most amazing features of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan was the explosive growth in the role of private contractors on the battlefield. There … Continue reading

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