Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hagel’s written confirmation testimony response on PMSC Questions

Hagel’s written confirmation testimony response on PMSC Questions So what does prospective U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel think about using private military and security contractors? On January 31 he testifies before the Senate to answer questions as part of … Continue reading

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New ORNL security contractor previously accused of fraud

New ORNL security contractor previously accused of fraud By: R. Neal According to an article by Frank Munger in yesterday’s Knoxville News Sentinel, one of the companies in a partnership hired to provide security at ORNL is accused of fraud … Continue reading

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Winning the peace with Somali Piracy

Winning the peace with Somali Piracy News — By admin on January 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM Winning the peace with Somali Piracy by Helen Mitchell* The recent report from the International Maritime Bureau that Indian Ocean Piracy attacks are … Continue reading

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Private security group assembles first private navy since East India Company to protect Indian Ocean shipping convoys from Somali pirates

Private security group assembles first private navy since East India Company to protect Indian Ocean shipping convoys from Somali pirates By Rob Davies PUBLISHED: 20:16 EST, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:39 EST, 30 January 2013 Piracy ain’t what it … Continue reading

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Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood

Libya: Lubricating the Oil Magnates With Blood By John Goss Jan 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm Benghazi is about to explode with an event which, judging from past experience, is likely to have NATO retaliation at its leading edge. On … Continue reading

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Kabul Protests U.S. Drug-Running Allegations

Wall Street Journal January 30, 2013 Pg. 9 Kabul Protests U.S. Drug-Running Allegations By Maria Abi-Habib KABUL—The U.S. military’s blacklisting of Afghanistan’s largest private airline on allegations that it is trafficking opiates has sparked a diplomatic crisis with Kabul, with … Continue reading

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AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES: LIMITED VISIBILITY OVER FUEL IMPORTS INCREASES THE RISK THAT U.S.-FUNDED FUEL PURCHASES COULD VIOLATE U.S. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

AFGHAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCES: LIMITED VISIBILITY OVER FUEL IMPORTS INCREASES THE RISK THAT U.S.-FUNDED FUEL PURCHASES COULD VIOLATE U.S. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN Today, SIGAR released a report on the controls for the Afghan National Security Forces fuel supply process … Continue reading

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Does Afghanistan’s Reconstruction Have a Future?

The CSIS Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation (C3) invites you to the launch of SIGAR’s Quarterly Report: Does Afghanistan’s Reconstruction Have a Future? Hard Questions by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko, Special Inspector … Continue reading

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Ontario-based bodyguard in Saadi Gaddafi smuggling plot ordered to be deported over crimes against humanity

Ontario-based bodyguard in Saadi Gaddafi smuggling plot ordered to be deported over crimes against humanity Stewart Bell | Jan 29, 2013 2:10 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 29, 2013 5:33 PM ET Darren Calabrese/National PostGary Peters, former bodyguard of Saadi … Continue reading

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Police forces scrap G4S contract

Police forces scrap G4S contract Raymond Brown   Sir Graham Bright Controversial plans to outsource some police services to G4S have been ditched. The decision came following a crunch meeting tonight between Sir Graham Bright, Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner … Continue reading

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