Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

Ex-soldier Marc McGowan dies in Afghanistan

[Translate] Ex-soldier Marc McGowan dies in Afghanistan Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Hull Daily Mail A FATHER-OF-TWO from Hull has died in Afghanistan, where he is believed to have been working as a security contractor. Former soldier Marc McGowan has been … Continue reading

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Growth of private sector changing face of security

[Translate] Growth of private sector changing face of security by Daniel Mason 24 July 2012 Governments must be careful to avoid the pitfalls of contracting out security to private firms – as the sector is transformed to the extent that … Continue reading

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Contracting out to Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Contracting out to Private Military and Security Companies Nikolaos Tzifakis Centre for European Studies, Rue du Commerce 20, Brussels, BE – 1000 The Centre for European Studies (CES) is the political foundation of the European People’s Party (EPP) dedicated … Continue reading

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Privatising security set to increase despite Olympics row

[Translate] Privatising security set to increase despite Olympics row G4S failings no bar to more ‘outsourcing’ Armed forces will rely increasingly on private companies despite concerns Huge accountability gap The saga surrounding the Olympics and G4S may have placed the … Continue reading

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G4S failures prompt further military deployment

[Translate] London 2012 Olympics: G4S failures prompt further military deployment Army, navy and RAF to provide 400 personnel each to secure Games as Whitehall and organisers lose faith in private firm Robert Booth and Nick Hopkins guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 July … Continue reading

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Britain Deploys 1,200 More Troops for Olympics

[Translate] Britain Deploys 1,200 More Troops for Olympics By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON July 24, 2012 (AP) Britain’s government opted Tuesday to deploy 1,200 more troops to protect Olympic venues — a move that reflects a lack of confidence … Continue reading

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Justice fails to flag contractors with a criminal history

[Translate] Justice fails to flag contractors with a criminal history By Eric Katz July 23, 2012 The Justice Department is not fulfilling its requirement to update procurement databases with information on contractors with a history of criminal activity, the department’s … Continue reading

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U.S. civilian killed by Afghan gunmen

[Translate] July 24, 2012 7:17 AM U.S. civilian killed by Afghan gunmen (AP) (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. embassy and Afghan officials say an American civilian who reportedly worked as an electrical engineer in northern Afghanistan has been killed … Continue reading

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Blackwater Academi | Unfilter 10

[Translate] Blackwater Academi | Unfilter 10 Posted on: July 20, 2012 Private citizen contractors engaged in the theater of battle might seem common place now, thanks to the war on terror, but in reality it’s one of the most transformational … Continue reading

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GUNS: The AK-47 And The M-4 In Security Contracting – A Comparison

[Translate] GUNS: The AK-47 And The M-4 In Security Contracting – A Comparison by James G · he AK and M-4 – Tools of the Trade for Security Contractors Sure, I know what you are thinking; “we need another AK … Continue reading

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