Daily Archives: August 30, 2012

Military Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan: Considerations and Obstacles for Emerging Litigation

[Translate] Pace Environmental Law Review, Fall 2010, Vol. 28, Issue 1 Military Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan: Considerations and Obstacles for Emerging Litigation By Kate Donovan Kurera ABSTRACT This comment analyzes and discusses aspects of the ongoing KBR Burn … Continue reading

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Manchin, federal official decry wasteful military spending

[Translate] August 29, 2012 Manchin, federal official decry wasteful military spending By Paul J. Nyden CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal inspector general joined Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Wednesday to complain about waste in military spending — specifically, the number … Continue reading

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Cost Before Hearts and Minds – Private Security in Afghanistan

[Translate] Cost Before Hearts and Minds – Private Security in Afghanistan 30 August 2012 One argument for relying on contractors in military operations is that they are more cost-effective than regular armed forces. Yet, as Anna Leander demonstrates, a number … Continue reading

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May had to admit that G4S, the government-appointed private security contractor, couldn’t deliver

[Translate] The Nation (Thailand) August 25, 2012 Saturday Now that the dust has settled on the spectacular closing ceremony of an extremely successful London Olympics, described by IOC President Jacques Rogge as “a happy Olympics”, the chaotic build-up is a … Continue reading

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Family’s plea over brother’s plane crash death

[Translate] Keighley News August 23, 2012 Thursday Family’s plea over brother’s plane crash death The family of a soldier turned bodyguard who was killed in a plane crash in Afghanistan more than two years ago is still battling for a … Continue reading

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Nick Buckles admits his job is on the line after G4S Olympics fiasco

[Translate] Nick Buckles admits his job is on the line after G4S Olympics fiasco Under pressure: Nick Buckles’ firm lost £50 million in the Games Simon English 28 August 2012 G4S chief executive Nick Buckles today conceded for the first … Continue reading

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More G4S private sector security staff than military soldiers for the Paralympics, says Locog

[Translate] More G4S private sector security staff than military soldiers for the Paralympics, says Locog 28 August 2012 G4S will provide the majority of security for Paralympic venues as the number of troops and police officers on duty is scaled … Continue reading

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Carlyle to Cerberus Lead Private Equity Federal-Contracting Push

[Translate] Carlyle to Cerberus Lead Private Equity Federal-Contracting Push By Nick Taborek – Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM ET After investments in food, telecommunications and cleaning-product companies in the early 1990s, CM Equity Partners bet on a little-known U.S. government … Continue reading

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DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for Second Quarter 2012

[Translate] Aug. 13, 2012, 7:00 a.m. EDT DynCorp International Inc.’s Parent Reports Results for Second Quarter 2012Revenue of $961.1 million, up 4.6% from second quarter 2011 FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Net income attributable to Delta … Continue reading

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Maritime security company proposes a centralised approach for protecting vessels

[Translate] Maritime security company proposes a centralised approach for protecting vessels Written by defenceWeb Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:43 US-based company Armed Piracy Defence is proposing a centralised approach to ensure that all ships within high risk areas will have … Continue reading

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