Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

From war zones to the training room

From war zones to the training room By Rob Moore • Published 12 Jan 2013 11:00 AN ex-squaddie is using his experience of working in deadly war zones to help train other former Helensburgh military personnel.   For more than … Continue reading

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Foreign companies owe Afghanistan 70 million dollars, report finds

Foreign companies owe Afghanistan 70 million dollars, report finds 23 December 2012, 19:22 (GMT+04:00) A number of NATO-linked foreign companies are “running away” from paying Afghan taxes, cheating the country out of millions of dollars worth of revenue, an Afghan … Continue reading

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How the world’s navies ignored the plight of a hijacked ship for nearly three years

How the world’s navies ignored the plight of a hijacked ship for nearly three years By Colin Freeman World Last updated: December 27th, 2012 How’s this for a seasonal tale to warm the hearts? After almost three years in captivity, the … Continue reading

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Army of One … Contractor

December 17, 2012 Army of One … Contractor January 11, 2013 Mark Thompson posted an interesting federal contracting-related tidbit Tuesday on TIME’s national security blog, Battleland. He looked at a list of recent Department of Defense contract awards and noticed that many of them … Continue reading

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G4S named RBC top pick

  G4S named RBC top pick Accident-prone G4S (LON:GFS) has been raised to ‘top pick’ status by RBC Capital Markets. Driving the upgrade from ‘outperform’ has been the stock’s underperformance following the well publicised Olympic debacle ahead of last year’s … Continue reading

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Special IG For Afghan Reconstruction Cites Rampant Fraud, Waste

Stripes.com January 10, 2013 Special IG For Afghan Reconstruction Cites Rampant Fraud, Waste By Chris Carroll, Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Much of the $28 million the United States spends daily to build up Afghanistan is thrown at projects without … Continue reading

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