Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

LEGITIMIZING A DE FACTO U.S. FOREIGN LEGION IN AFGHANISTAN: TRANSFER OF MISSION CRITICAL SECURITY OPERATIONS FROM PRIVATE CONTRACTORS TO U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL

[Translate] Michigan State University Journal of International Law ARTICLE: LEGITIMIZING A DE FACTO U.S. FOREIGN LEGION IN AFGHANISTAN: TRANSFER OF MISSION CRITICAL SECURITY OPERATIONS FROM PRIVATE CONTRACTORS TO U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL 2012 20 Mich. St. J. Int’l L. 459 Author … Continue reading

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The Privatization of Warfare, Violence and Private Military & Security Companies: A factual and legal approach to human rights abuses by PMSC in Iraq

[Translate] The Privatization of Warfare, Violence and Private Military & Security Companies: A factual and legal approach to human rights abuses by PMSC in Iraq Jordi Palou – Loverdos I Leticia Armendáriz ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Why Not a Private National Defense System? A Discussion of the Modern Argument

[Translate] Why Not a Private National Defense System? A Discussion   of the Modern Argument By: Andrew Deckert ASSC 2012 Essay Abstract The paper at hand looks to the modern arguments as to why privatizing national defense is not only improbable, … Continue reading

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The Secret Soldiers

[Translate] The Secret Soldiers The Modern Corporate Mercenary Rodgers, John-Paul M. Economics Colloquium 12/14/2011 Rodgers 1 No story more clearly illustrates dichotomous long-run results between work and inaction better than Aesop created in “The Grasshopper and the Ant”. The grasshopper … Continue reading

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Shadow Cultures, Shadow Histories Foreign Military Personnel in Africa 1960–1980

[Translate] Shadow Cultures, Shadow Histories Foreign Military Personnel in Africa 1960–1980 William Jeffrey Cairns Anderson A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand November 2011 ii Abstract From the 1960s to the … Continue reading

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On demand armies: private military company involvement in internal conflicts

[Translate] On demand armies : private military company involvement in internal conflicts Title: On demand armies : private military company involvement in internal conflicts Author: Rodban, Milena. Description: Thesis (M.A.)–Georgetown University, 2009.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF … Continue reading

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The Principled Case for Employing Private Military and Security Companies in Interventions for Human Rights Purposes

[Translate] The Principled Case for Employing Private Military and Security Companies in Interventions for Human Rights Purposes DEANE-PETER BAKER1, JAMES PATTISON2 Article first published online: 16 DEC 2011

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Military Law Blog: The use of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs)

[Translate] Military Law Blog: The use of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) by YouBlawg on May 1, 2012 We are pleased to welcome Mark McAuley, law graduate and director at Legal Media Solutions, as he publishes a comprehensive piece on … Continue reading

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Embassy to Nowhere

[Translate] Embassy to Nowhere The State Department’s $750 million Baghdad boondoggle By Kelley Vlahos • April 2, 2012 WASHINGTON—It would be too easy to say the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is a metaphor for the arrested development of our highly … Continue reading

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New briefing highlights human rights lawsuits against companies over alleged abuses in over 25 countries

[Translate] PRESS RELEASE (for immediate release) New briefing highlights human rights lawsuits against companies over alleged abuses in over 25 countries London, 20 June 2012 – Today the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first annual … Continue reading

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