Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Contractor Settles Case In Iraq Prison Abuse

New York Times January 9, 2013 Contractor Settles Case In Iraq Prison Abuse By John H. Cushman Jr. WASHINGTON — An American contractor hired by the military to provide translation services for interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq … Continue reading

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Abu Ghraib ex-detainees paid $5M by U.S. firm over abuse

Abu Ghraib ex-detainees paid $5M by U.S. firm over abuse 71 former inmates given payout in lawsuits alleging torture The Associated Press Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:35 AM ET Related Stories The fifth estate: A few bad apples, a history … Continue reading

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Education as strategy in Afghanistan

… Contractors have made substantial profits in Afghanistan. The Federal Procurement Data System lists over $50 billion in contracts for companies who have supported combat and stabilization operations. Imputing an estimated profit of 10 percent leaves $5 billion — a … Continue reading

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Maritime Security off Somalia and in the Indian Ocean.

… Drop in piracy assessed as due to four factors: 100% success rate of the Private Military Security Contractors’ (PMSCs) armed guards onboard vessels; Ship hardening and evasive action by adherence to the Best Management Practise version 4 (BMP 4); … Continue reading

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Lawfare and NGO Maritime Actors

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Lawfare and NGO Maritime Actors   … And that is the key point here – Lawfare is going to be a fact of life for legitimate maritime NGOs that conduct any engaging activity at sea. However, … Continue reading

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