Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

FREE FÜHRINGER FROM AN EGYPTIAN PRISON

[Translate] FREE FÜHRINGER FROM AN EGYPTIAN PRISON By securitycontractorsrecovery by Elena Fon, Esq. and Günter Singer on 25 January 2012 Hannes Führinger from Austria and Frank Burkert from Germany were arrested on November 2nd 2011 at Cairo airport en route to … Continue reading

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Southern Air Files For Bankruptcy Protection

[Translate] Southern Air Files For Bankruptcy Protection September 28, 2012 US cargo airline Southern Air applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, as the company experienced cash shortages because of its deteriorating financial condition. Southern Air cited cutbacks in … Continue reading

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The Mental Health of Security Contractors Cannot Be Ignored

[Translate] Professor Neil Greenberg Psychiatrist, King’s College London The Mental Health of Security Contractors Cannot Be Ignored Posted: 01/10/2012 15:47 The controversy surrounding the case of Danny Fitzsimons highlights the desperate need for research into the mental health of private … Continue reading

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G4S ‘warned’ over killer security guard Danny Fitzsimons

[Translate] 30 September 2012 Last updated at 21:10 ET G4S ‘warned’ over killer security guard Danny Fitzsimons Security firm G4S was sent warnings not to employ an armed guard in Iraq just days before he murdered two colleagues, a BBC … Continue reading

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In full: G4S response

[Translate] 30 September 2012 Last updated at 21:10 ET In full: G4S response The BBC Scotland programme Britain’s Private War sent a list of questions to G4S, to which a spokesman for the private security contractor responded. • Both Paul … Continue reading

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Britain’s Private War

[Translate] Britain’s Private War 2012 Duration: 59 minutes BBC Scotland investigates the UK’s armed private security industry. Reporter Samantha Poling hears how former servicemen are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan while on UK Government contracts paid for by the taxpayer … Continue reading

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In full: Foreign Office response

[Translate] 30 September 2012 Last updated at 21:10 ET In full: Foreign Office response The BBC Scotland programme Britain’s Private War asked the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a response to the documentary. A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Post-traumatic stress and the hired gun

[Translate] 30 September 2012 Last updated at 21:09 ET Post-traumatic stress and the hired gun The impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on private security contractors is not known Former SAS soldier Bob Paxman – who served in Iraq as … Continue reading

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Agencies should file better reports on their service contracts, GAO says

[Translate] Agencies should file better reports on their service contracts, GAO says By Charles S. Clark September 28, 2012 The Obama administration’s effort to better calibrate which functions are inherently governmental and which are better contracted out will require improvements … Continue reading

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