Monthly Archives: November 2012

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities andPersonnel Abroad: Background and Policy

Securing U.S. Diplomatic Facilities andPersonnel Abroad: Background and Policy Alex Tiersky, Analyst in Foreign Affairs Susan B. Epstein, Specialist in Foreign Policy November 26, 2012 … On the night of the attack, the Benghazi facilities were reportedly protected by an … Continue reading

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Convictions upheld for former Blackwater contractors

Convictions upheld for former Blackwater contractors By Tim McGlone The Virginian-Pilot © November 30, 2012 A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the manslaughter convictions of two former contractors who shot and killed two Afghan civilians and wounded a third in … Continue reading

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Global Technologist and Former Director at National Science Foundation Joins Novitas Group

Dr. Donald “Chip” Cox, noted technologist brings his technical experience to Novitas Group. Reston, VA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 Novitas Group, LLC today announced that Dr. Donald “Chip” Cox, global technologist and a noted network scientist has joined the company … Continue reading

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PMC = Private Military Costs

David Isenberg Author, ‘Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq’ PMC = Private Military Costs Posted: 11/29/2012 12:24 am One fiercely held, long asserted, if sparsely substantiated, talking point of the private military contracting (PMC) industry is that its cost-efficient. … Continue reading

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Alan Gross Is Cancer-Free, But Family Wants Exam

Alan Gross Is Cancer-Free, But Family Wants Exam Doctor for Jailed American Says Cuban Test Is Not ‘Definitive’ By JTA Published November 29, 2012. The results of a biopsy released by the Cuban government raises hopes that Jewish American contractor … Continue reading

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Cuba hoping to benefit from possible Gross release

Posted on Monday, 11.26.12 ALAN GROSS Cuba hoping to benefit from possible Gross release BY JAIME SUCHLICKI suchlicki@miami.edu Gen. Raúl Castro’s regime is considering a pardon for Alan Gross, the American USAID subcontractor arrested in Cuba in December 2009 and … Continue reading

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US rabbi says jailed American in good health

November 28, 2012, 2:30 AM US rabbi says jailed American in good health HAVANA — A prominent New York rabbi and physician visited an American subcontractor serving a long jail term in Cuba and said the man is in good … Continue reading

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War contractor: Feds should pay lawsuit damages

War contractor: Feds should pay lawsuit damages By By NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Iraq war contractor that lost an $85 million verdict to a group of sickened Oregon soldiers has filed a lawsuit seeking to … Continue reading

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Bloody hands in private security firms?

Bloody hands in private security firms? Rebecca Davis 19 November 2012 Your farm is in danger of being set alight. You are desperate to protect, in particular, your valuable packing crates and the fruit stored in your pack shed. An … Continue reading

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US Government Outsourcing, the Private Military Industry, and Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Case Study in Conflict Contracting

Government Outsourcing, the Private Military Industry, and Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Case Study in Conflict Contracting This thesis analyzes state utilization of private military and security companies (PMSC), using United States Government (USG) outsourcing during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as … Continue reading

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