Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

Sopko Appointed To Afghanistan IG Post

[Translate] Washington Post May 24, 2012 Pg. B4 Sopko Appointed To Afghanistan IG Post Veteran investigator to probe alleged corruption in reconstruction effort By Timothy R. Smith President Obama plans to appoint John F. Sopko, a partner at the Washington … Continue reading

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Afghan Public Protection Force Replaces Contractors

[Translate] NPR May 23, 2012 Afghan Public Protection Force Replaces Contractors Morning Edition (NPR), 7:10 AM RENEE MONTAGNE: And it’s been nearly two years since Afghan president Hamid Karzai ordered that the many private security companies working in his country … Continue reading

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London 2012 security guards told to smile

[Translate] London 2012 security guards told to smile By Avril Ormsby LONDON | Thu May 24, 2012 9:26am EDT (Reuters) – Private security guards manning venues at July and August’s London Olympics have been warned against over-zealous behaviour that might … Continue reading

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Lawmakers criticize Pentagon, contractor for billion-dollar billing dispute over food services

[Translate] Lawmakers criticize Pentagon, contractor for billion-dollar billing dispute over food services Panel examining flaws in food-for-troops contract RICHARD LARDNER | Associated Press The Pentagon and the company that supplies U.S. troops in Afghanistan with food and water are locked … Continue reading

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The Price of Sacrifice

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ The Price of Sacrifice Posted: 05/24/2012 10:04 am How should one recognize an act on the battlefield that gets you wounded? If you are a soldier, marine, sailor or … Continue reading

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