Daily Archives: May 13, 2012

U.S. May Scrap Costly Efforts To Train Iraqi Police

[Translate] New York Times May 13, 2012 Pg. 1 U.S. May Scrap Costly Efforts To Train Iraqi Police By Tim Arango BAGHDAD — In the face of spiraling costs and Iraqi officials who say they never wanted it in the … Continue reading

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Sacramento airport applies to use private contractors for security screeners

[Translate] Sacramento airport applies to use private contractors for security screeners By Tony Bizjak tbizjak@sacbee.com Published: Saturday, May. 12, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A Sacramento International Airport wants to dump its federal security screeners and replace them with … Continue reading

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Virginia appeals court revives former Abu Ghraib detainees’ suits against contractors

[Translate] Virginia appeals court revives former Abu Ghraib detainees’ suits against contractors By Associated Press, Published: May 11 RICHMOND, Va. — A divided federal appeals court on Friday revived two lawsuits by former Iraqi detainees who claimed civilian interrogators and translators … Continue reading

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Hard National Security Choices

[Translate] Hard National Security Choices En Banc Fourth Circuit Dismisses Contractors’ Appeals in Abu Ghraib Torture Suit By Steve Vladeck Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM I’ve blogged before about al-Shimari v. CACI International, and the larger question of … Continue reading

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Appeals court revives Iraq contractor torture cases

[Translate] Appeals court revives Iraq contractor torture cases Terry Baynes Reuters 5:12 p.m. CDT, May 11, 2012 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived two lawsuits accusing employees of two defense contractors of conspiring to torture and abuse … Continue reading

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DBKP Book Review: “Countdown: H Hour”

[Translate] DBKP Book Review: “Countdown: H Hour” May 12, 2012 By Da Tool Guy Retired Army Lt. Col. Tom Kratman might be writing the best near-future military thrillers on the market today. His Countdown series combines non-stop action, with a … Continue reading

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Maritime Security: Ships Slow Down To Save Fuel In Pirate Waters

[Translate] Maritime Security: Ships Slow Down To Save Fuel In Pirate Waters The shipping companies have switched to relying on guards, rather than speed, for protection because a single day at lower speeds can save $50,000 in fuel at current … Continue reading

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