Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

G4S chief executive Nick Buckles prepares to confirm Olympic loss

[Translate] G4S chief executive Nick Buckles prepares to confirm Olympic loss Investors braced for announcement that failure to provide enough security guards will cost company up to £50m Rupert Neate guardian.co.uk, Monday 27 August 2012 13.03 EDT The performance of … Continue reading

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How The State Department’s Iraq Police Training Program Turned Out To Be A Flop

[Translate] Musings On Iraq Monday, August 27, 2012 How The State Department’s Iraq Police Training Program Turned Out To Be A Flop As the U.S. military was preparing to withdraw from Iraq, the State Department took over responsibility for a … Continue reading

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Escalation at Sea: SOMALI PIRACY AND PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES

[Translate] Small Arms Survey 2012: Chapter 6 Summary Escalation at Sea SOMALI PIRACY AND PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES The frequency of pirate attacks on commercial ships worldwide has risen dramatically in the past six years, much of it attributable to Somali … Continue reading

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Negative Views of Civilian and Private Security Contractors

[Translate] Negative Views of Civilian and Private Security Contractors 28 August 2012 American mercenary camps in Sierra Leone Concerns over their cost effectiveness and strategic value make the deployment of PMSCs a risky proposition. More worryingly, argues David Isenberg, is … Continue reading

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