Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Milo Minderbinder in Afghanistan: Part 1

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Milo Minderbinder in Afghanistan: Part 1 Remember Milo Minderbinder, a fictional character in Joseph Heller’s famous novel, Catch-22? Minderbinder is a war profiteer during World War II, “perhaps the … Continue reading

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Drones: Unmanned, but Inherently Governmental?

[Translate] May 16, 2012 Drones: Unmanned, but Inherently Governmental? By NEIL GORDON U.S. Air Force Captain Keric D. Clanahan has written a paper on the legal and policy controversies surrounding the Air Force’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more … Continue reading

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Drone-Sourcing? United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Inherently Governmental Functions, and the Role of Contractors

[Translate] Drone-Sourcing? United States Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Inherently Governmental Functions, and the Role of Contractors Keric D. Clanahan Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Vol. 22, 2012 Abstract: In the last ten years of war, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), often … Continue reading

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U.S. Courts to Try Contractors for Torture at Abu Ghraib

[Translate] U.S. Courts to Try Contractors for Torture at Abu Ghraib Posted by Pratap Chatterjee on May 17th, 2012 CorpWatch Blog CorpWatch report: Outsourcing Intelligence in Iraq Two U.S. companies can be prosecuted for the alleged role of their employees … Continue reading

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Book Discussion “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Efficient Regulation of Private Security Contractors

[Translate] Book Discussion “Outsourcing War and Peace”: The Efficient Regulation of Private Security Contractors by Kenneth Anderson [This is the third day in our discussion of Professor Dickinson’s book Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized … Continue reading

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NASA: The future of space is public/private partnerships

[Translate] NASA: The future of space is public/private partnerships Google and others dream of heading to the stars By Iain Thomson in San Francisco Posted in Space, 8th March 2012 22:41 GMT The future of space exploration is going to be … Continue reading

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