Daily Archives: January 12, 2013

Army Failure To Screen Afghans Found To Risk U.S. Troops

[Translate] Bloomberg.com January 11, 2013 Army Failure To Screen Afghans Found To Risk U.S. Troops By Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News The U.S. Army failed to ensure that Afghan translators were properly screened at the start of the Obama administration’s troop … Continue reading

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‘This generation’s Agent Orange:’ New registry to tally, track burn pit illnesses among vets

[Translate] ‘This generation’s Agent Orange:’ New registry to tally, track burn pit illnesses among vets  By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor An American flag dangles from the Torres home, the sign of a long battle won: a new law — … Continue reading

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Piracy fears over ships laden with weapons in international waters

[Translate] Piracy fears over ships laden with weapons in international waters Private security companies rely on unregulated ‘floating armouries’ in Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean Oscar Rickett guardian.co.uk, Thursday 10 January 2013 10.07 EST Private security companies … Continue reading

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Tony Buckingham: Swashbuckler with a Colourful Past

[Translate] Tony Buckingham: Swashbuckler with a Colourful Past 11 Jan 2013  Tony Buckingham Tony Buckingham is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Oil, a company established in the 1990s to hold oil and gas exploration interests in offshore … Continue reading

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A Decade Later, Contractor Pays Out Millions for Iraq Prisoner Abuse

[Translate] A Decade Later, Contractor Pays Out Millions for Iraq Prisoner Abuse By Robert Beckhusen 01.09.13 It’s been nearly a decade since private military contractors and U.S. soldiers worked together to torture Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Now, for the … Continue reading

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[Translate] UAE gets ex-SAPS patrol boats defenceWeb Guy Martin 8 January 2013 A security company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought the four patrol boats that were originally destined for the South African Police Service’s Sea Borderline … Continue reading

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