Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

Joe Biden’s Uncounted Angels

[Translate] David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ Joe Biden’s Uncounted Angels Posted: 09/11/2012 10:29 am If you weren’t listening closely you might have missed it but last week, at the Democratic national convention, Vice President Joe … Continue reading

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FIGHTING PIRATES; BATTLE ON THE HIGH SEAS

[Translate] ABC News Transcript September 7, 2012 Friday SHOW: NIGHTLINE 11:45 PM EST FIGHTING PIRATES; BATTLE ON THE HIGH SEAS ANCHORS: CYNTHIA MCFADDEN REPORTERS: DAN HARRIS (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA USA) (Off-camera) Well if you think plundering pirates and the high … Continue reading

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Representative John Tierney calls on Pentagon to consider banning contracts with N.C. military firm

[Translate] Representative John Tierney calls on Pentagon to consider banning contracts with N.C. military firm By Bobby Caina Calvan Globe Staff September 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — Representative John Tierney on Tuesday called on the Pentagon to “seriously consider” suspending Academi, … Continue reading

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Private Brazilian company in charge of stadium security during World Cup

[Translate] BBC Monitoring Latin America – Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring September 6, 2012 Thursday Private Brazilian company in charge of stadium security during World Cup Text of report by prominent, pro-government Brazilian newspaper Correio Braziliense website on 4 … Continue reading

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Home Office fears over G4S asylum deal

[Translate] The Guardian (London) – Final Edition September 10, 2012 Monday Home Office fears over G4S asylum deal Alan Travis, Home affairs editor GUARDIAN HOME PAGES; Pg. 7 Home Office ministers have ordered weekly reports on the progress of two … Continue reading

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Olympic security chief: Contractor failed until last minute to disclose venue guard problems

[Translate] Olympic security chief: Contractor failed until last minute to disclose venue guard problems By Associated Press, LONDON — Britain’s Olympic security chief says the private contractor that was unable to provide enough guards for the Summer Games had failed … Continue reading

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Prison Privatization and the Efficiency Myth

[Translate] NationofChange / Op-Ed Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012 A revolving door is inefficient, so too is cronyism. Christopher Petrella Prison Privatization and the Efficiency Myth In 2010—the most recent year for which reliable records exist—privately owned and/or operated prisons … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide on Piracy, Building Somalia’s Future: Follow-up report on the EU’s Operation Atalanta and beyond

[Translate] Turning the Tide on Piracy, Building Somalia’s Future: Follow-up report on the EU’s Operation Atalanta and beyond Source: House of Lords European Union Committee (UK) … We have revised our view on the carriage of armed guards on ships … Continue reading

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Ex-navy officers take on pirates

[Translate] 1:40AM Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 Ex-navy officers take on pirates Increasing in prevalence and scope for targets … a boarding party from HMAS Stuart comes alongside a dhow which had been seized by Somali pirates earlier this year. Photo: … Continue reading

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Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime Security Business Booms

[Translate] Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime Security Business Booms By DAN HARRIS and DAN LIEBERMAN Sept. 7, 2012— Private Firms See Opportunity as Commercial Ships Look for Protection In the Indian Ocean, home to some of the world’s busiest … Continue reading

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