Daily Archives: December 1, 2012

Soldier in the Shadows: Billy Waugh Turns 83

[Translate] Soldier in the Shadows: Billy Waugh Turns 83 By Will Grant Billy Waugh is a true American Hero. Ask anyone who knows him, and they’ll tell you the same thing. Many of his enemies are dead, and more than … Continue reading

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DoD Contractors Cost Nearly 3 Times More than DoD Civilians

[Translate] Nov 30, 2012 DoD Contractors Cost Nearly 3 Times More than DoD Civilians See the inforgraphic below for all the data Last month, the Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to government officials poking holes in the Department … Continue reading

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KBR November Litigation Round-Up

[Translate] Nov 26, 2012 KBR November Litigation Round-Up By NEIL GORDON November has been a very bad month for defense contractor KBR. KBR is the federal government’s primary logistics support contractor in Iraq, receiving tens of billions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War

[Translate] The New Faces of Victimhood Studies in Global Justice Volume 8, 2011, pp 253-278 Protecting the Victims of the Privatization of War Willem van Genugten, Marie-José van der Heijden, Nicola Jägers Abstract Since the end of the Cold War, … Continue reading

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Private Military and Security Companies v. International Naval Endeavours v. Somali Pirates

[Translate] J Int Criminal Justice (2012) 10 (4): 823-837. doi: 10.1093/jicj/mqs030 Private Military and Security Companies v. International Naval Endeavours v. Somali Pirates A Security Studies Perspective Christopher Spearin* Abstract The demand for international maritime policing to counter Somali pirates … Continue reading

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$37 million may be too much for a warzone cafeteria

[Translate] $37 million may be too much for a warzone cafeteria Contributed by Husch Blackwell Associate Thomas J. Rath It makes sense to require contractors seeking reimbursement of costs they incur in the performance of a government contract to show … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Needs to Improve Contract Oversight of Military Construction Projects at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

[Translate]     11-26-2012 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Needs to Improve Contract Oversight of Military Construction Projects at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, November 26, 2012 (Project No. D2012-D000JB-0071.000) DODIG-2013-024 What We Did This audit is … Continue reading

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Drone crashes mount at civilian airports

[Translate] Washington Post Drone crashes mount at civilian airports By Craig Whitlock, Friday, November 30, 3:22 PM The U.S. Air Force drone, on a classified spy mission over the Indian Ocean, was destined for disaster from the start. An inexperienced military contractor, flying by remote control … Continue reading

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