Monthly Archives: July 2012

Undercounting Contractor Casualties in Iraq

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Posted: 07/30/2012 1:06 pm Undercounting Contractor Casualties in Iraq A new report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) provides some detail on the sacrifices made by … Continue reading

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Snapshot: US Mission Iraq Staffing as of July 2012

[Translate] Snapshot: US Mission Iraq Staffing as of July 2012 The following numbers and info from the July 30 SIGIR report: As of early July, according to DoS, 15,007 personnel were supporting the U.S. Mission in Iraq: 1,235 U.S. government civilian … Continue reading

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What happens now with SA’s guns-for-hire in Somalia?

[Translate] What happens now with SA’s guns-for-hire in Somalia? Daily Maverick – The United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea has this year highlighted the problematic role played by private security companies (PSCs) in Somalia, both in providing assistance … Continue reading

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Olympic security mess caused by cronyism, not capitalism

[Translate] Marsden: Olympic security mess caused by cronyism, not capitalism Published: July 30, 2012 10:26 AM By Rachel Marsden  Tribune Media Services It’s hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, … Continue reading

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Olympics: Security staff lose keys to Wembley Stadium

[Translate] Olympics: Security staff lose keys to Wembley Stadium 12:50 PM Monday Jul 30, 2012 Olympic security staff have lost the keys to Wembley Stadium. A furious row erupted in Britain last night as bungling private contractors were blamed for … Continue reading

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NHS seeks explanation over CSC role in ‘torture flights’

[Translate] NHS seeks explanation over CSC role in ‘torture flights’ Mark Ballard Monday 30 July 2012 12:15 The Department of Health is seeking an explanation from CSC over allegations the supplier was involved in the illegal rendition of European citizens … Continue reading

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Book review – Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies’ Impact on Military Effectiveness

[Translate] Book Review: Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies’ Impact on Military Effectiveness By Molly Dunigan Stanford University Press, 2011 256 pp., $24.95 ISBN: 978–080477–459–8 Reviewed by T.X. Hammes In his January 24, 2011, memorandum entitled “Strategic and Operational Planning … Continue reading

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Contractors bemoan delays as rookie U.S. buyers learn the ropes

[Translate] Contractors bemoan delays as rookie U.S. buyers learn the ropes By Nick Taborek, Published: July 29 Claudine Adams, the president of a small technology contractor in Maryland, walked into a routine meeting at an Army base in April and was … Continue reading

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CACI Awarded $261 Million in Previously Unannounced Intelligence Contracts

[Translate] press release July 30, 2012, 8:17 a.m. EDT CACI Awarded $261 Million in Previously Unannounced Intelligence Contracts ARLINGTON, Va., Jul 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CACI International Inc CACI +0.45% announced today that it has been awarded more than … Continue reading

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Private security guard at Olympics investigated over alleged abuse of soldier at games venue

[Translate] Private security guard at Olympics investigated over alleged abuse of soldier at games venue By Associated Press, LONDON — A security guard at the Olympics is under investigation for allegedly insulting a soldier as they worked together at a … Continue reading

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