Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

UNITED STATES, Appellee v. Mr. Alaa Mohammad ALI, Appellant

[Translate] UNITED STATES, Appellee v. Mr. Alaa Mohammad ALI, Appellant No. 12-0008/AR Crim. App. No. 20080559 United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Argued April 5, 2012 Decided July 18, 2012

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Analysis of U.S. v. Ali: A Flawed Majority, Conflicting Concurrences, and the Future of Military Jurisdiction

[Translate] Analysis of U.S. v. Ali: A Flawed Majority, Conflicting Concurrences, and the Future of Military Jurisdiction By Steve Vladeck Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM As I noted yesterday, the highest court in the U.S. military justice system—the … Continue reading

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CAAF Upholds Constitutionality of Military Jurisdiction Over Civilian Contractors

[Translate] Hard National Security Choices CAAF Upholds Constitutionality of Military Jurisdiction Over Civilian Contractors By Steve Vladeck Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM It’s turned out to be a very big news day in national security litigation land… In … Continue reading

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The Case against Privatization

[Translate] The Case against Privatization Avihay Dorfman, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law Alon Harel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Faculty of Law July 10, 2012 Abstract: This article develops a non-instrumental argument against privatization of certain forms of political … Continue reading

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An Act of Faith: Building the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers

[Translate] An Act of Faith: Building the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers Written by Whitney Grespin, Contributor | 19 July 2012 The activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in armed conflicts have traditionally drawn minimal … Continue reading

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Lord Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons, attacks ‘perverse’ decision not to prosecute G4S over Mubenga death

[Translate] Lord Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons, attacks ‘perverse’ decision not to prosecute G4S over Mubenga death Clare Sambrook , 20 July 2012 A terrible day for the UK Border Agency, as Peers describe its culture of disbelief, its … Continue reading

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Maritime Security Industry Under UN Scrutiny

[Translate] Maritime Security Industry Under UN Scrutiny SEMG Views Industry as a Threat While IMO Sees Benefit By ROBERT YOUNG PELTON 07/19/2012 ©Somalia Report Armed Security Guard At Sea The latest leaked United Nations Somalia-Eritrea Monitor Group (SEMG) preview is … Continue reading

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Contractor Indicted on Fraud Charges: Armet Armored Vehicles Accused of Defrauding U.S. Military on Armor Used in Convoy Vehicles in Iraq

[Translate] Contractor Indicted on Fraud Charges Armet Armored Vehicles Accused of Defrauding U.S. Military on Armor Used in Convoy Vehicles in Iraq U.S. Attorney’s Office July 19, 2012 Western District of Virginia (540) 857-2250 ROANOKE, VA—A military contractor with offices … Continue reading

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Giving job of buying military kit to a private company ‘will put soldiers lives at risk’, ministers are warned

[Translate] Giving job of buying military kit  to a private company ‘will put soldiers lives at risk’, ministers are warned By Ian Drury PUBLISHED: 22:56 EST, 18 July 2012 | UPDATED: 02:52 EST, 19 July 2012 Who profits? Defence Secretary … Continue reading

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Hired Gun Fight: Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex

[Translate] Hired Gun Fight Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex. BY JOHN NORRIS | JULY 18, 2012 Rajiv Shah, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is waging a high-stakes battle to make U.S. foreign aid … Continue reading

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