Daily Archives: November 21, 2012

Western Cape protests: Bloody hands in private security firms?

[Translate] Western Cape protests: Bloody hands in private security firms? Rebecca Davis South Africa 19 November 2012 02:55 (South Africa) The weekend brought another fatality resulting from the Western Cape farm protests. Police have stated unequivocally that his death was … Continue reading

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Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater’s HQ

[Translate] Pentagon Wants to Keep Running Its Afghan Drug War From Blackwater’s HQ By Spencer Ackerman 11.21.12 6:30 AM The U.S. war in Afghanistan is supposed to be winding down. Its contractor-led drug war? Not so much. Inside a compound … Continue reading

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US Owes Assistance In Toxic Exposure Suits, KBR Says

[Translate] US Owes Assistance In Toxic Exposure Suits, KBR Says By Stewart Bishop Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 1:30 PM ET) — KBR Inc. on Friday sued the U.S. in the Court of Federal Claims after the government declined … Continue reading

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Spy Agency Multiple-Award Contracts Bring 80 Companies $20 Billion

[Translate] Bloomberg Government (bgov.com) November 20, 2012 BGOV Insight Spy Agency Multiple-Award Contracts Bring 80 Companies $20 Billion By Brian Friel Intelligence agencies are ordering at least $20.5 billion in technology and professional services through 2017 from 80 companies using … Continue reading

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Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa

[Translate] The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa Erik Prince, who made a fortune in Iraq thanks to his politically connected and controversial Blackwater military contractor, is leading a group of Chinese investors on a … Continue reading

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U.S. Says KBR Boosted Cost Of Trailers For Troops In Iraq

[Translate] Reuters.com November 19, 2012 U.S. Says KBR Boosted Cost Of Trailers For Troops In Iraq By Nate Raymond, Reuters The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday that it had sued KBR Inc, accusing the company and a Kuwaiti subcontractor … Continue reading

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Strategic Maneuvers: The Revolving Door from the Pentagon to the Private Sector

[Translate] Strategic Maneuvers The Revolving Door from the Pentagon to the Private Sector This report and short video, released in partnership with Brave New Foundation, reveal the extent of the Pentagon’s revolving door phenomenon, in which retired high-ranking generals and … Continue reading

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Pentagon Propaganda Plan Is Source Of Controversy

[Translate] USA Today November 20, 2012 Pg. 2 Pentagon Propaganda Plan Is Source Of Controversy By Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today WASHINGTON — Senior officers at the Pentagon are being advised on countering Taliban propaganda by a marketing expert whose … Continue reading

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