Daily Archives: October 11, 2012

U.S. Embassy in Libya Sought $13,000-Per-Year Bodyguards With ‘Limited’ English; But Gave Preference to Citizen ‘Same-Sex Domestic Partners’ of U.S. Gov’t Employees

[Translate] U.S. Embassy in Libya Sought $13,000-Per-Year Bodyguards With ‘Limited’ English; But Gave Preference to Citizen ‘Same-Sex Domestic Partners’ of U.S. Gov’t Employees By Terence P. Jeffrey October 10, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – In the months leading up to the Sept. … Continue reading

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U.S. Paid Guards $4 per Hour at Threatened Benghazi Consulate

[Translate] U.S. Paid Guards $4 per Hour at Threatened Benghazi Consulate By Noah ShachtmanEmail Author October 3, 2012 | 6:11 pm There’s fresh evidence that security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was something less than first class. Documents recovered from … Continue reading

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Soldiers Claim Illness After Guarding KBR in Iraq

[Translate] Soldiers Claim Illness After Guarding KBR in Iraq By NIGEL DUARA Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. October 11, 2012 (AP) A war contractor knew a critical southern Iraq oilfield plant was riddled with a well-known toxin but ignored the risk … Continue reading

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CACI providing U.S. with cyber-forensics

[Translate] CACI providing U.S. with cyber-forensics Published: Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center will receive cyber-forensics and information technology support from CACI. The award — a … Continue reading

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FROM ARMED PRIVATES TO PRIVATE ARMIES: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Allerhand Institute In partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland and ICLHR INITIATIVE  FROM ARMED PRIVATES TO PRIVATE ARMIES: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies.

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Setting up the case of Bixby, et al. vs. KBR

[Translate] Setting up the case of Bixby, et al. vs. KBR Published: Monday, October 08, 2012, 11:27 AM     Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 9:54 PM By Mike Francis, The Oregonian Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the … Continue reading

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Lebanese see success in military contracting

[Translate] Lebanese see success in military contracting October 08, 2012 01:24 AM By Elias Sakr The Daily Star BEIRUT: Like many Lebanese contractors, Frederick Mansour saw opportunity in the post-Saddam Iraqi market and jumped at it. However, his company’s first … Continue reading

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Supreme Court sides with Halliburton in denying appeal from victims of truck ambushes in Iraq

[Translate] Supreme Court sides with Halliburton in denying appeal from victims of truck ambushes in Iraq By Associated Press, WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled out reviving lawsuits against Halliburton Corp. over insurgent ambushes that killed civilian truck drivers … Continue reading

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KBR upgrading U.S. facility in Djibouti

[Translate] KBR upgrading U.S. facility in Djibouti Published: Sept. 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM HOUSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) — The flight line at the U.S. military’s main base for operations in the Horn of Africa is being upgraded by KBR … Continue reading

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Oregon Guardsmen suing KBR for Iraq job

[Translate] Oregon Guardsmen suing KBR for Iraq job Published: Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 9 (UPI) — Lawyers say they will be watching the outcome of a civil case brought by members of an Oregon National … Continue reading

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