Monthly Archives: May 2012

Troops in Africa needed boots

[Translate] The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.) April 29, 2012 Sunday Troops in Africa needed boots. But the gear they got through a Virginia Beach company turned out to be costume-quality and soon fell apart. The deal-gone-bad marched quickly to the courtroom. Pg. … Continue reading

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Lloyds holds stake in firm accused over CIA torture flights

[Translate] The Guardian (London) – Final Edition May 7, 2012 Monday Lloyds holds stake in firm accused over CIA torture flights: Partly state-owned bank has £8.5m slice of US firm Other City investors under pressure from Reprieve BYLINE: Rupert Neate … Continue reading

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Old Mossback’s Lessons Learned From The Train Wreck of All Security Contracts: “No One Cares How Many Snakes You Ate at Ft. Bragg”

[Translate] Susan Katz Keating on National Security May 20, 2012 Sunday 4:47 AM EST Old Mossback’s Lessons Learned From The Train Wreck of All Security Contracts: “No One Cares How Many Snakes You Ate at Ft. Bragg” BYLINE: Susan Katz … Continue reading

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Afghan Minister Threatens To Cut Up Embassy Official Over Scandal With Female Lawyer at Holland & Knight

[Translate] JonathanTurley.org May 25, 2012 Friday 1:03 PM EST Afghan Minister Threatens To Cut Up Embassy Official Over Scandal With Female Lawyer at Holland & Knight The U.S. efforts to pacify the violence in Afghanistan might want to start with … Continue reading

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Libya: UN expert group to probe use of mercenaries during recent conflict

[Translate] African Press Organization May 18, 2012 Friday 4:59 AM EST Libya: UN expert group to probe use of mercenaries during recent conflict DATELINE: GENEVA, May 18, 2012 GENEVA, Switzerland, May 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations … Continue reading

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Dom Mee interview

[Translate] Dom Mee interview Published on September 22, 2010 “Imagine you are at the wheel of a huge cargo vessel transiting the Gulf of Aden, peering past the running lights over the freighter’s bow. Pitch darkness ahead and all is … Continue reading

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Venezuela was plan ‘a’ for saadi; Vanier involved in discussions, contractor says

[Translate] National Post (f/k/a The Financial Post) (Canada) May 25, 2012 Friday National Edition Venezuela was plan ‘a’ for saadi; Vanier involved in discussions, contractor says BYLINE: Stewart Bell, National Post Pg. A1 CAMBRIDGE . Private security contractor Gary Peters … Continue reading

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Contract Notice: DOD (Florida) Issues Solicitation for “Private Security Contractor Afghanistan”

[Translate] US Fed News May 28, 2012 Monday 10:19 AM EST Contract Notice: DOD (Florida) Issues Solicitation for “Private Security Contractor Afghanistan” DATELINE: WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, June 9 — DOD, U.S. Special Operations Command has a requirement for “Private Security Contractor … Continue reading

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Private security firms provide ”positive and flexible” support for police

[Translate] Private security firms provide ”positive and flexible” support for police 29 May 2012 The growing role of private security companies in delivering essential police services has received a great deal of media attention in recent months, with police forces … Continue reading

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Guidance for Private Maritime Security Providers Agreed by IMO’s MSC

[Translate] Guidance for Private Maritime Security Providers Agreed by IMO’s MSC Press Release Sunday, May 27, 2012 Interim guidance to private maritime security companies (PMSCs) agreed by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at latest meeting in London A special high-level … Continue reading

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