Daily Archives: June 14, 2012

DynCorp and Justin Pope

[Translate] DynCorp and Justin Pope By David Isenberg On June 6 the Detroit Metro Times published an article, Soldier of Misfortune, that deserves much more attention that it has gotten thus far. So let’s take a look at it. What … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Companies, David Isenberg, Iraq, Legal, Shooters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Troop-Supply Bid Faces Scrutiny

[Translate] Wall Street Journal June 14, 2012 Pg. 13 Troop-Supply Bid Faces Scrutiny By Nathan Hodge WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is preparing to award its last big contract for feeding troops in Afghanistan, a decision made more complicated by a dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Companies, Contracts, Logistics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Defense Industry Targets $150B Weapons Maintenance Market

[Translate] Defense Industry Targets $150B Weapons Maintenance Market July 2012 By Sandra I. Erwin The defense industry’s new favorite acronym: O&S. Operations and support, or operations and sustainment, is military-speak for the unglamorous work of maintaining, refurbishing and overhauling Pentagon … Continue reading

Posted in Logistics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Swiss Guard’s faith deepened as he served

[Translate] Swiss Guard’s faith deepened as he served By Mark Jahne Hartford, Conn., Jun 10, 2012 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Few people have the opportunity to attend a Mass celebrated by the Pope. Far fewer have the privilege to do … Continue reading

Posted in Mercenaries | Tagged | Leave a comment

Army’s mishandling of Afghanistan police contract boosted costs

[Translate] Army’s mishandling of Afghanistan police contract boosted costs By Zach Toombs Up in Arms As the U.S. military heads for the door in Afghanistan, one of its most important tasks is to train Afghan police to take control of … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Companies, Contracts, Training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

US accused of trying to regain Phl bases

[Translate] US accused of trying to regain Phl bases Home Updated June 13, 2012 04:18 PM MANILA, Philippines – The United States is making use of private contractors to re-establish and re-activate its military bases in the country, militant group … Continue reading

Posted in Logistics, Philippines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

[Translate] Under a classified surveillance program code-named Creek Sand, dozens of U.S. personnel and contractors have come to Ouagadougou in recent years to establish a small air base on the military side of the international airport. U.S. expands secret intelligence … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Intelligence | Tagged , | Leave a comment

USA: Fixed-Wing Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front

[Translate] USA: Fixed-Wing Transport Contracts for the Central Asian Front Jun 12, 2012 15:35 EDT Latest updates: Over $130M in contracts. Early operations in Afghanistan and Iraq led US combat commanders to ask for transport aircraft that could use smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Contracts, Logistics | Leave a comment

Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

[Translate] Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting Wednesday – 6/13/2012, 7:19am  ET By Jack Moore @jmooreWFED Listen On The Federal Drive Download The Commission on Wartime Contracting closed shop last August after two years investigating overseas … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts, Control, Fraud/Waste/Abuse, Iraq | Tagged , , | Leave a comment